posted on January 14, 2012 10:58
Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five....losses in a row? It is too early to start ribbing LeBron James and the Miami Heat?
It's never too early to rag on the "Dream Team", who are just going through a little road slump. James wasn't the culprit this time as he scored 35 points.
Fatigue tends to catch up to NBA teams who are on the road for awhile, especially those who go to overnight in the previous two games.
Ty Lawson scored 24 points and the Nuggets sent the Heat to their third straight loss with a 117-104 victory on Friday night.
Nene added 17 points for the Nuggets, who won their 10th in a row against the Heat in Denver. Rudy Fernandez and Al Harrington each had 15 points.
Lawson, who had nine assists, was held out of Wednesday's game against New Jersey because of a right foot sprain.
Dwyane Wade scored 12 points before landing awkwardly on his right ankle after trying to block a shot with 7:24 remaining. He lay on the floor for several moments before gingerly making his way to the bench. He did not return and remains questionable for the Heat's next game Tuesday at home against San Antonio
Chris Bosh added 17 points for Miami, which was outscored 31-23 in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets led by as many as 19 points in the period, the largest deficit Miami has dealt with this season.