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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.

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