Ray Allen had a four-point play with 6.7 seconds left that put Miami ahead for good, Chris Bosh scored 40 points and the Heat held off the Denver Nuggets 119-116 on Saturday night.
LeBron James finished with 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Allen scored 23 for the Heat, who escaped when Danilo Gallinari's 3-point try with two seconds left bounced off the rim.
Dwyane Wade added 14 points for Miami (2-1).
Kenneth Faried and Andre Iguodala each scored 22 for Denver, which fell to 0-3. Andre Miller made his first eight shots and finished with 17 for the Nuggets, who also got 16 points from JaVale McGee and outrebounded Miami 47-32.
The 40 points were a Heat-high for Bosh, and they needed every one of them.
They also needed some clutch play from Allen -- who came through in a big, big way.
It was a frantic final three minutes, and Denver seemed to take control in the final moments. Faried grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 49 seconds remaining, and after a Den...