Winslow, Richardson lead Heat past Nuggets, 124-119
MIAMI (AP) Justise Winslow scored 20 points, fellow rookie Josh Richardson added 17 and the Miami Heat held off the Denver Nuggets, 124-119 on Monday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and Joe Johnson added 18 for the Heat. Hassan Whiteside finished with another double-double off the bench, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and adding 10 rebounds.
Kenneth Faried matched the best single-game shooting effort in the NBA this season, going 11 for 11 and finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay had 23 points and 10 assists for Denver, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Gary Harris finished with 18 for Denver.