Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Denver Nuggets (9-10) play against the Miami Heat (7-7) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Monday November 29, 2021

Denver Nuggets 21, Miami Heat 17 (Q1 05:19)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Somehow, Jeff Green nearly banked a corner three in. He missed it, but Jokić grabs the ball like an octopus for another putback.
Heat timeout. – 7:56 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic with 9 points and 4 rebounds in the opening seven minutes. #Nuggets offense (60%) starting to flow. Adding the MVP helps.
Denver 21, Miami 17. – 7:56 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Caleb started the game in airplane mode ✈ pic.twitter.com/6L5fz10AP77:55 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Nikola Jokic checked on Bam Adebayo after bumping him on that layup. No one wants the smoke tonight. – 7:55 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin man
Just doing everything so far in his “Jimmy Butler role” – 7:55 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Sometimes I see Kyle Lowry hit a left corner three and reimagine the ending of Game 5 NBA Finals – 7:55 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
It’s early, but good challenge by Malone. Getting an early foul on Bam with Butler and Herro out is a worthy gamble. – 7:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
That Duncan Robinson is needed tonight
Heavily – 7:49 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With his first 3-pointer, Duncan Robinson extended his franchise record to 69 consecutive games with at least one conversion, which also is the NBA’s second-longest streak to Stephen Curry. – 7:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
“Virgil will always be here” 🕊 pic.twitter.com/fWMRVmhn8n7:49 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Nuggets with a challenge 2:05 in, on a charge taken by Bam. – 7:46 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Nuggets challenging a charge call just 2:05 into the game. – 7:46 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Heat fans are booing Nikola Jokic every time he touches the basketball.
Bold strategy Cotton, we’ll see how it pays off. – 7:44 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Loud boos for Jokic every time he touches the ball from the Heat crowd. – 7:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight’s game is the 168th consecutive regular-season appearance for Duncan Robinson, the second-longest streak in the franchise’s 34 seasons. The record is 174 by Glen Rice, from 1992 to ’94. – 7:44 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
These are the first minutes of the season for this Heat starting lineup. – 7:43 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Hearty round of boos each time Nikola Jokic touches it on the opening possession. That’s not going anywhere. – 7:42 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jokic brothers seated behind Denver bench. – 7:41 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jokic brothers are here, sitting right behind Denver’s bench. pic.twitter.com/iVn9P1w7mh7:37 PM

Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets draw some boos in Miami. No surprise there. @CSGazetteSports pic.twitter.com/X1XBqYADFv7:37 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
As expected, boos from the FTX Arena crowd when Nikola Jokic was introduced. – 7:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jokic introduced first and so briefly that the boos barely could get going. – 7:37 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
PJ Tucker’s shoes tonight have a message: “Virgil will always be here.” – 7:34 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Bring the energy to @FTXArena starting NOW! pic.twitter.com/Hobe8mbiSC7:30 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
In case you haven’t heard…
He’s baaaaaaack pic.twitter.com/pGa090Qe0i7:22 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters: Morris, Barton, Jeff Green, Gordon, Jokic
Zeke Nnaji should be in the rotation again with JaMychal Green out. We’ll see about Vlatko Cancar. – 7:13 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat without Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro tonight vs. Nuggets. Details: miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:12 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Starting with these 🖐
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/H5z3NBzUis7:10 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin will make his first Heat start tonight in place of the injured Jimmy Butler. But he has been a consistent part of the Heat’s bench rotation for most of the season.
Will Martin’s two-way deal limit him moving forward? miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:09 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets starters: Monte, Will, Aaron, Jeff and Nikola. – 7:07 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jersey color, injury updates on both sides, how to watch/listen, and everything else on our 2nd matchup of the season with Denver ⬇
gohe.at/2ZBn5SB7:06 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
JaMychal Green (elbow) is out tonight, too, team says. – 7:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat opening tonight with Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Caleb Martin, Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry. – 7:02 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin starting in place of Jimmy Butler tonight vs. Nuggets. – 7:01 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Caleb Martin getting the start for Jimmy Butler alongside Lowry, Robinson, Tucker and Bam. – 7:01 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Pregame lounge starts now. Come join!
🃏 Joker is back!
🏥 Porter update
☀ Heat-Nuggets II
youtube.com/watch?v=JKxu2S…7:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
First HEAT start for Caleb tonight. 💪 pic.twitter.com/Ao7LfHztoV7:00 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
JaMychal Green (left elbow sprain) is OUT for tonight’s game.
#MileHighBasketball6:58 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jamal Murray getting shots in. pic.twitter.com/BhysOyxmxi6:54 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Nuggets announce Nikola Jokic will be active and play tonight. – 6:45 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones Hyland will be active tonight, too, I’m told. – 6:36 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Who wants to come hang with us tonight? 👀🎟 – 6:35 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
We get Jok AND Bones?! Good lord. – 6:33 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Can confirm Nikola Jokić and Bones Hyland will both be active tonight vs Miami.
JaMychal Green will be out for the Nuggets (left elbow sprain). – 6:32 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone on Michael Porter Jr: “I think he’s hanging in there. Not the news we were hoping for – surgery was a last resort but it is what it is. He’s been down this road before. He has an incredible family behind him. He has an entire organization behind him…” (cont.) – 6:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Feels good to be home 💧 pic.twitter.com/07dTxoKfMt6:27 PM

Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nikola Jokic will play tonight, per @Shams Charania. – 6:26 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙖 𝙁𝙞𝙩𝙨 🌴
#ULTRADrip x #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/q8Fzkkxdhk6:26 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic will play tonight, league source says. – 6:25 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic will return to lineup tonight for Nuggets vs. Heat after missing four games due to wrist sprain. – 6:24 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
And here’s a really odd stat on the eve of Heat-Nuggets, with credit to the Nuggets traveling media for bringing this to our attention.
Current temperatures, as I type this, on November 29, 2021 at 6:22pm Eastern:
Denver, 68
Miami, 67 – 6:22 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Michael Malone, on the Jokic brothers here tonight for Heat-Nuggets II: “When the schedule comes out, who doesn’t come to Miami? You’re not going to Memphis. No disrespect to Memphis or any other city, but Miami is a great city to watch your brother play.”
The full Malone quote: pic.twitter.com/4w8XriS3GD6:21 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Michael Malone on Jokic-Morris storyline: “There’s nothing really to address. What happened happened. Nikola served his suspension. He showed remorse after the game and it’s 10 games later.” – 6:14 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone on the Jokic Brothers coming to Miami: “Miami is a great city to watch your brother play. They’re not coming down here to start something. They’re coming down here because this is Miami. I know every year they’ve been able to come, non-COVID, they’ve been here.” – 6:11 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
You know Facu loves the fans! pic.twitter.com/yKTpWwQROX6:10 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Malone says a lot is being made of the Jokic brothers coming to Miami. He called it irresponsible since they come to Miami every year. … Makes the point: Who doesn’t want to come to Miami to watch your brother play? – 6:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Michael Malone on Heat-Nuggets 2.0, “To me there’s nothing really to address.” Notes that Jokic brothers always come to Miami because it’s Miami. – 6:09 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Malone says “it’s killing” Nikola Jokic not to be able to play. Said the worst part is he can’t help them win. – 6:08 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone says Jokić and Bones are game time decisions. – 6:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Nuggets coach Michael Malone says Nikola Jokic remains a game-time decision, but he did go though his pregame court work tonight. – 6:05 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic and Bones Hyland are game time decisions, Malone says. – 6:04 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Malone: Both Bones and Nikola are game-time decisions. – 6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Michael Malone says Nikola Jokic remains a game-time decision. – 6:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Yeah, Duncan Robinson should get the ball up a ton tonight
Good time for a true breakout
An efficient one on high volume – 6:03 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone on Michael Porter Jr: “Surgery was the last resort…we all feel for Michael. We all love him, and we’re all hoping for the best.” – 6:03 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Coach Spo on Jimmy’s tailbone injury: “That was a heck of a tumble (in Chicago). He was able to finish the game, a lot of guys wouldn’t have been able to… We’ll just have to see how he responds to treatment.” – 6:00 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Heat-Nuggets 2.0, “It’s in the rearview mirror. I’m sure NBA security has sent a full team down here. Everybody’s going to be on high alert, including the officials. Nothing is going to happen. This is about basketball.” – 5:56 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Erik Spoelstra on the Nuggets-Heat rematch and Jokic/Markieff incident: “It’s in the rearview mirror. I’m sure NBA security has sent a full team down here. Everybody’s going to be on high alert, including the officials. Nothing’s going to happen. This is about basketball.” – 5:51 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spo on the fallout of the Jokic-Morris fight ahead of tonight’s game: “It’s in the rearview mirror. I’m sure the NBA sent their security… but nothing is gonna happen.” – 5:51 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Spo: Kieff-Jokic incident is in “rearview mirror.”
Said nothing’s going to happen. – 5:50 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra on all the Morris-Jokic storylines surrounding tonight’s Heat-Nuggets game: “Nothing is going to happen. This is about basketball.” – 5:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on this Denver-Miami match-up, “It’s in the rear-view mirror. I’m sure NBA security has sent the full team down here…Nothing is going to happen. This is about basketball.”
@5ReasonsSports5:50 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Spo on Heat-Nuggets shenanigan potential: “Nothing’s going to happen.” – 5:50 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Heat-Nuggets 2.0, “Nothing is going to happen. This is about basketball. Also, both teams are managing injuries.” – 5:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#DENvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (tailbone), Tyler Herro (illness) & Markieff Morris (neck) have all been ruled out of tonight’s game vs the Nuggets. – 5:49 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jimmy Butler is out vs. #Nuggets. – 5:49 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Butler and Herro are both out for the Heat tonight vs Denver. – 5:48 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat without Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro tonight vs. Nuggets. Nikola Jokic still questionable miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…5:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat without Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro vs. Nuggets. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Heat lose prospect from G League roster; Haslem & Co. to push up for charity. – 5:42 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Uptown Dale (Turkey Bowl groin strain) questionable for tonight. Has not arrived yet. Heat may call up Burnice from Sioux Falls to fill in. pic.twitter.com/lQYXYn8sqq5:42 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler (tailbone contusion) out tonight vs. Nuggets. The odds of a Meet Me In Temecula moment keep taking hits. – 5:39 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
New add to Denver’s injury report tonight: JaMychal Green is questionable with a left elbow sprain. – 5:38 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Super thin bench tonight
Martin should slide into starting lineup, and Vincent-Strus-Dedmon make up bench
If Okpala doesn’t play in this scenario, I don’t know what’s next
He basically has to tonight – 5:37 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Also, Bones Hyland out here, too, wearing some ankle braces. pic.twitter.com/VQn0rIEXxw5:35 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jimmy Butler (tailbone contussio) and Tyler Herro (sick) are out for the Heat tonight against the Nuggets. – 5:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
A lot of talk about Bam Adebayo recently
Well, he has the keys tonight – 5:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler (tailbone contusion) ruled out for tonight’s game vs. Nuggets. Tyler Herro (sick) also out. – 5:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler (tailbone contusion) out for Heat tonight vs. Nuggets. As is Tyler Herro (illness). – 5:31 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
No tape on the right wrist tonight for Nikola Jokic during his pregame shooting window. Guessing we’ll have an update on his status in about 30 minutes. @CSGazetteSports @DenverGazette pic.twitter.com/glUuvnb0Ie5:30 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Victor Oladipo, who hasn’t played since April 8 and underwent quad surgery on May 13, getting up shots pregame in Miami. pic.twitter.com/lYfGzy2v2Z5:30 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic without a brace. pic.twitter.com/jUyqNuTOpV5:29 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From earlier: Update on the Miami Hurricanes athletic director search and where Manny Diaz stands: miamiherald.com/sports/college…5:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Attendant to me as I enter the arena, “Watch out for the Jokic brothers.” – 4:54 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Colorful Miami Views filled with SUNSHINE 😍
#wanderingwinge pic.twitter.com/8lEKzyRxgw4:15 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Really considering parlaying MIA -7.5 and O 207.5 tonight for Nuggets vs Heat.
Denver is 7-3 hitting the over for single game totals over their last 10 games and they are 2-6 ATS on the road.
@DraftKings has that parlay at +285. – 4:05 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Over/Under 12 3-pointers for the squad tonight?
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#MileHighBasketball4:03 PM
Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
10 assists for JD Davison last night vs. Miami (13 points on 6-8 and 6 boards). Created a lot of good looks for teammates off his gravity, vision and patience. Shot obviously needs to improve but his playmaking IQ is better than I expected. pic.twitter.com/VFlW4gRJ0s4:02 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin has become a consistent part of the Heat’s rotation, but will his two-way deal limit him moving forward? A look at Martin’s situation with the Heat miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…4:00 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Wrote about the impact of Michael Porter Jr. undergoing back surgery on the Nuggets’ season and beyond: es.pn/3o4IVHC (ESPN+) – 3:40 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Latest on who’s in and who’s out for tonight’s Heat-Nuggets game miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Tyler Herro was just ruled out about an hour ago. Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokic still questionable – 3:36 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: ESPN’s Suns guru @SchwartzCenterM on the red-hot Suns leading into their showdown vs GSW, then @Dave McMenamin checks in on the Lakers after a crazy 10 days — plus MPJ, Joe Harris, Kemba reaction, more:
Apple: apple.co/3xxdysg
Spotify: spoti.fi/3E4GOsU3:15 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Join us this Saturday for brunch and basketball at our official watch party at Cherry Cricket Ballpark!
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#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/zfow4bDwYn3:00 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The detailed “Where do the Nuggets go from here” article will come out tomorrow.
There are certain benchmarks they have to reach in order to make “going for it” trades. They have to be above .500 by the time February hits, and Jamal Murray has to be nearing a return. – 2:59 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Tyler Herro (overall body soreness) is out for tonight vs. Denver. Nikola Jokic, Bones Hyland, Jimmy Butler are all questionable. – 2:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat has ruled out Tyler Herro for tonight’s game vs. Nuggets because of “overall body soreness.” Herro still feeling sick. – 2:41 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Talking Nuggets, MPJ, Nikola Jokic’s availability tonight with @Hullshow right now. – 2:39 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat have ruled Tyler Herro out for tonight’s game, listing him with “body soreness.” – 2:38 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Ja Morant is out. Zion Williamson, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Jimmy Butler, Michael Porter Jr., Klay Thompson, and Jamal Murray too. 20 games into an 82-game season, 79 players already have listed injury concerns. What is going on? BRING IT IN: https://t.co/wlWDP8WS2M pic.twitter.com/AeOTpv2YPY2:27 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
I am so not in the mood to deal with the Miami Heat today – 2:17 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Spending some time on the East Coast this week
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/5766jIKyim1:48 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
This is what I wrote about Michael Porter Jr. this morning. It sucks that he’s having surgery, but the timing of this was expected. The sooner he does have surgery, the sooner everyone can turn the page and look toward the long term,
https://t.co/5D74YQILYH pic.twitter.com/m7fac3Ln8I1:46 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Report: MPJ will undergo another back surgery denverstiffs.com/2021/11/29/228…1:31 PM





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