Before the year officially tipped off, a lot of people had the Denver Nuggets being the third best team in the Western Conference. Yes, above both the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers. Some combination of George Karl always being able to maximize the limited talent on his roster and their acquisition of Andre Iguodala was intriguing. Thus far, though, they have been really unimpressive.
Denver’s woes continued on Thursday night when the Miami Heat beat them (at home, no less) 98-93. LeBron James led the way for the winning side with 27 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. Shane Battier pitched in 18 points on six-of-seven shooting from behind the arc. Four of five Miami starters ultimately finished in double figures.
Andre Miller led the way for Denver off the bench, racking up 19 points and seven assists in 26 minutes. Kenneth Faried managed 16 points, too – but he did it on 16 shots.
Check out the highlights from this one in the video below.