Heat24262326 -- 99Nuggets25312817 -- 101

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Earl Boykins hit a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to lift Denver past Miami.

James Posey's three-pointer banged off the rim with five seconds left and the Nuggets appeared to dribble out the clock, but a video review showed that Antoine Walker committed a foul with a second left. After several minutes, the Nuggets inbounded to Boykins and the Heat failed to foul before the buzzer sounded.

Coach George Karl was back on the bench from a two-game suspension as the Nuggets ended a three-game skid.


MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24036-7918-2512-46192399Haslem 26:441-30-01-6152Posey 41:071-62-20-10325Mourning 25:403-70-23-9126Wade 33:329-1614-192-66532Williams 20:504-100-00-20311Payton 31:136-72-20-15317Walker 33:459-210-03-72320Anderson 4:320-30-02-3000Kapono 13:503-60-01-1106Simien 8:470-00-00-1000

Percentages: FG .456, FT .720. Three-Point Goals: 9-25, .360 (Payton 3-4, Williams 3-8, Walker 2-9, Posey 1-4). Blocked Shots: 6 (Mourning 2, Posey 2, Payton, Walker). Turnovers: 13 (Mourning 3, Posey 3, Haslem 2, Anderson, Wade, Payton, Simien, Walker). Steals: 4 (Wade 2, Posey 2).


MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24041-8915-2011-383124101Martin 32:185-101-31-41311Anthony 28:3610-203-30-13523Camby 35:524-151-14-12259Buckner 29:132-40-00-7636Miller 36:258-166-74-67022Najera 27:423-62-42-5328Kleiza 8:132-30-00-2114Boykins 25:234-112-20-07312Johnson 16:183-40-00-1126

Percentages: FG .461, FT .750. Three-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Buckner 2-3, Boykins 2-4, Camby 0-1, Anthony 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Blocked Shots: 4 (Camby 3, Kleiza). Turnovers: 7 (Miller 4, Camby, Anthony, Kleiza). Steals: 4 (Buckner 2, Camby, Najera). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 4:26 second; Defensive Three Second, 1:25 second.

A: 18,196 (19,099). T: 2:23.

Denver guard Earl Boykins releases the game-winning three pointer before Miami guard Dwyane Wade can get to him in the Nuggets' 101-99 win.