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               === Heat down Denver as injured Wade sits out ===
 
 Denver,  CO  (Sports Network) -  Minus Dwyane Wade,  the Miami Heat managed to
 snap a 10-game losing skid in Denver.
 
 LeBron  James registered  a 27-point,  12-assist double-double,  Shane Battier
 hit six 3-pointers and the Heat posted a 98-93 win over the Nuggets.
 
 Chris Bosh had 14 points and Mike Miller added 12 for Miami, which improved to
 3-2  on  its six-game road trip.  Wade sat out  the club's first win in Denver
 since Jan. 29, 2002 with a sprained left foot.
 
 Andre  Miller came off  the bench to lead six Denver players in double figures
 with  19 points,  17 coming in the  second half. JaVale McGee scored 18 points
 and  Kenneth Faried  posted his fifth consecutive double-double with 16 points
 and 20 rebounds.
 
 Danilo Gallinari supplied 13 points for the Nuggets, who suffered their second
 straight loss on the heels of a four-game winning streak.
 
 "We  have  to do the dirty  work a little  bit more," said Denver coach George
 Karl.
 
 The  Nuggets never led in the game, but did close to within 92-91 on two Andre
 Iguodala free throws with 1:37 remaining in the fourth quarter.
 
 After  Miami's Ray Allen and Gallinari each missed from beyond the arc, Norris
 Cole  hit a  three from the corner. The Nuggets then couldn't convert putbacks
 from inside and James pushed Miami's lead to six with two free throws.
 
 Iguodala  answered  with a  dunk before  Allen made  1-of-2 foul shots. Jordan
 Hamilton then knocked down a trey for Denver, but he did so after being called
 for traveling. The turnover sealed the win for Miami.
 
 "We  played  a great game  through three quarters,"  James said. "We knew they
 were going to make a run."
 
 The Heat led 28-20 after the first quarter and took a 54-42 advantage into the
 break.  Battier  drained a  3-pointer  to  put the  Heat  up  70-51 with  6:17
 remaining in the third quarter.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Miami's  Mario Chalmers left the game with a strained right triceps muscle ...
 Hamilton had 11 points and Iguodala scored 10 ... Denver outrebounded the Heat
 48-29 and outscored them 50-24 in the paint.
 
 11/16 03:34:58 ET