DENVER, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- J.R. Smith scored a career-high 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting Friday night as the Denver Nuggets beat Miami, 123-107.
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and nine rebounds for Denver. Andre Miller had five points and 20 assists, and Linas Kleiza scored 15 for Denver -- which won its second straight game and its fifth out of seven.
Denver cruised to an 18-point halftime lead, and the Heat managed to close to within 11, 102-91, after three quarters. The Nuggets took control with an eight-point run to start the fourth quarter.