The Denver Nuggets could not end their struggles Monday night as they lost to the defending champion Miami Heat. The Nuggets gave it everything they had, but lost a heartbreaker. The final score was 97-94. Lebron James and Ray Allen were tagged as questionable, but were able to go for the Heat. The Nuggs were finally able to put some points up on the board, but simply could not get the much needed win.
LeBron James was able to go for the Heat and he dropped in 26 points. James almost didn’t play, but unfortunately he retuned to burn the Nuggs. Also having a nice game for the Heat was Chris Bosh. The center had 17 points, but was only able to grab 5 boards. The Heat didn’t play a good game all around tonight, but James was able to carry the load like usual.
Ty Lawson had the big game for the Nuggets by scoring 26 points to go along with 7 assists. The point-guard outplayed Mario Chalmers and was clearly the Nuggets best player tonight. J.J. Hickson had a double-double and was effective. Hickson has been contributing for the Nuggets of late and has made for the lack of scoring from the big men.
The Nuggets needed the win tonight but just couldn’t hold on. The game was back and forth, and it is unfortunate that they couldn’t hold on. The loss is the Nuggets 7th in a row, and obviously something needs to change. Weather it is the starter line-up or the coach, change needs to come quick in Denver. The Nuggets will get a chance to end the losing streak as they play the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night.
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