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NBA scores: Heat knock off Nuggets

LeBron does what he seems to on a nightly basis; dominate and win.

Doug Pensinger

On Thursday in the mile-high altitude of Colorado, the Miami Heat took care of business, defeating the Denver Nuggets 98-93.

Miami was led by the effort of LeBron James, who scored 27 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dealing 12 assists to lead the team in all three categories. As usual James also made his presence felt on the defensive end with a steal and three blocks to boot. Shane Battier added 18 points and Chris Bosh contributing with 14 of his own.

Memphis 105, New York 95: The last of the unbeatens fell on Friday when the Knicks were knocked off on the road by the Grizzlies on Friday night. Zach Randolph patrolled the paint with excellence all night, collecting 20 points and 15 rebounds. Marc Gasol also owned Tyson Chandler, scoring 23 points en route to Memphis' seventh win of the year.

Atlanta 112, Sacramento 96: The Hawks ran their record to 4-4 on the year with a lopsided win over the Kings on Friday. Al Horford and Josh Smith scored 20 and 19 points respectively while Kyle Korver poured in 22.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.