Allen's four-point play lifts Heat, 119-116

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3 2012 10:56 p.m. MDT

Denver was up six midway through the fourth quarter, but the Heat erased the deficit in a hurry on a pair of 3-pointers by Allen, 41 seconds apart.

At various times in the early going, Denver held a 40-10 edge in points in the paint, a 12-0 advantage in second-chance points, and Faried and McGee were shooting a combined 13 for 16 in the game's first 20 minutes. By halftime, it was 66-64, the Nuggets having scored one more point than what anyone posted in the first half of any game against Miami last season, playoffs included.

Ultimately, the 23rd — and final — lead change of the night was pulled off by Allen and the Heat.

"It's good that he made them in a white and red uniform," Wade said.

NOTES: Denver didn't score more than 89 points in either of its first two outings this season — it had 91 by the end of the third quarter on Saturday. ... Miami has allowed 175 points in the first halves of its three games. ... The Heat shook up the rotation, with Norris Cole essentially being swapped out and replaced by Mike Miller. Heat backup C Joel Anthony also made his first appearance of the season, after battling a hamstring issue since training camp.

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