The Miami Heat were defeated by the Denver Nuggets 116-113 on Sunday night at American Airlines Arena. The Heat have lost four of their last six games and are now tied with the Indiana Pacers for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Denver(36-40) jumped out to a 37-30 lead after one quarter and stayed ahead 68-58 at halftime. Miami(37-40) closed the gap and were down 93-87 after three quarters. The Heat could not overcome the deficit during the fourth quarter.
Hassan Whiteside put together a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Goran Dragic drained in 22 points for Miami. Danilo Gallinari dropped in a game-high 29 points for the Nuggets.