Heat Vs. Nuggets: Miami Falls To Denver 117-104, Heat Star Dwyane Wade Injured

The Heat take on the Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center in Denver. After splitting the first four games in their five game roadtrip, can they finish it up above .500?

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Heat Vs. Nuggets: Miami Loses Dwyane Wade To Injury, Falls 117-104 In Denver

The Miami Heat (8-4) lost their third straight game Friday night, 117-104 to the Denver Nuggets (8-4), but perhaps even more importantly they lost star Dwyane Wade to an ankle injury, and the Heat star is now questionable for Miami's next game Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

Wade was injured midway through the fourth quarter, a quarter that saw Denver outscore Miami 31-23. The Nuggets were up by as many as 19 points in the fourth, the largest deficit the Heat have faced all season.

LeBron James had 35 points, five rebounds and six assists for Miami, and Chris Bosh chipped in 17 points, but without Wade the Heat did not have enough to overcome a balanced Denver attack.

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Nene had 17 points and a season high 12 rebounds, and Rudy Fernandez and Al Harrington each chipped in 15 points for Denver.

The victory was the Nuggets 10th straight over the Heat in Denver. Miami last won at the Pepsi Center in January of 2002.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation Denver and SB Nation's Nuggets blog, Denver Stiffs. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to followSB Nation's NBA hub.

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Dwyane Wade Injury: Heat Star Rolls Ankle In Loss To Nuggets, Questionable For Tuesday's Game Vs. Spurs

The Miami Heat (8-4) lost their third straight game Friday night, falling to the Denver Nuggets 117-104, and to make matters worse Heat star Dwyane Wade suffered an ugly looking ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter, forcing him to miss the remainder of the contest.

While attempting to make a play on Denver's Al Harrington, Wade awkwardly landed on the Nuggets forward's foot, causing Wade's right ankle to roll in a rather unpleasant fashion. The Heat star stayed down for a few minutes before cautiously making his way to the bench.

Wade did not return to the game, and he is questionable for Miami's next contest, a home game Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat guard was already bothered by a left foot injury and a strained calf that has caused him to miss time over the last two weeks.

Wade finished the game with 12 points (on six of 14 shooting), seven rebounds and six assists.

Video of the injury, via Blazersedge:


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Heat Vs. Nuggets Score Update: Big Second Quarter Puts Miami Two Down At Halftime

In an exciting first half between the top two scoring teams in the NBA, the Miami Heat charged back in the second quarter and trail the Denver Nuggets 55-53 at halftime. A 32 point second quarter put the Heat right back in it, as they opened the quarter down nine but immediately went on a run with LeBron James on the bench. James finished the half with a game-high 18 points, including his first made three-point field goal of the season. Chris Bosh was the only other Heat player in double figures, adding 11 points for Miami.

Miami managed 53 points with a quick up-and-down pace against another team that loves to get out and run. The Heat are shooting 41.7 percent from the floor, while Denver cooled off from behind the arc after opening the game on fire from downtown. The Heat will look to snap a two-game losing streak in the second half.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation Denver and SB Nation's Nuggets blog, Denver Stiffs. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Heat Vs. Nuggets Score Update: Miami Trails By Nine After First Quarter In Denver

After one period at the Pepsi Center, the Denver Nuggets lead the Miami Heat by nine points. The Nuggets raced out to the 30-21 lead on some early hot three-point shooting, hitting four of seven attempts in the first twelve minutes. It was a fast-paced up-and-down quarter between the two highest scoring teams in the league.

LeBron James led the Heat with eight points, getting to the line five times as he tries to answer intense criticism this week with Miami coming off two straight losses. Dwyane Wade chipped in with six points, while Chris Bosh was 0 for 4 from the field. Miami will try to challenge Denver at the three point line to cut down on the first quarter deficit.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation Denver and SB Nation's Nuggets blog, Denver Stiffs. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Miami Heat Visit Denver Nuggets: Game 12 Preview

The Heat take on the Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center in Denver. After splitting the first four games in their five game roadtrip, can they finish it up above .500?

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