Heat vs Nuggets Game Preview

Doug Pensinger

The Heat look to take on the Denver Nuggets perhaps without LeBron and continue their domination of Western Conference foes.

The Miami Heat may be without LeBron James for the second time this evening as they are set to take on the Nuggets in Denver, Colorado at 9:00pm.

LeBron suffered a groin injury in Miami's recent loss to Sacramento and has yet to clear himself for action. Nevertheless, if Miami's latest victory over the Portland Trail Blazers demonstrated anything, it's that Miami is a solid ball club even when lacking their star player.

Brian Shaw's Nuggets are coming into this game trying to avoid suffering their seventh straight loss as they currently stand 14-15. With Kenneth Faried back in the line-up it's possible they're able to put up a challenge, but after allowing 65 second half points in their last contest it's possible that this one ends in a blow-out.

Nevertheless, if the Heat are indeed without LeBron James in this one it will allow both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to continue their stellar play. It's worth noting that Bosh's best numbers were against Denver last season as he achieved a season high 40 points.

Regardless, of whom is playing this should be an interesting match-up as a team is most dangerous when playing from behind (in this case Denver). A lack of star power may paint this game as "boring", but it's important to make evident the fluid-like play both Wade as well as Bosh bring to the table.

For more, check out Denver Stiffs.

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