Heat ride huge rally to Game 2 win over Nuggets to even series
The Miami Heat have tied the NBA Finals 2-2 against the Denver Nuggets with a 111-108 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night. Despite being down by as many as 15 points and trailing by eight points going into the fourth quarter, the Heat managed to find a way to overcome a monster 41-point effort from Nikola Jokic to secure the win. Gabe Vincent scored 23 points, while Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo added 21 points each to lead the Heat to victory. Denver had been 11-0 in these playoffs when leading by double digits at any point in a game but the Heat outscored them 17-5 in the first 3:17 of the fourth to take the lead for good. Game 3 is on Wednesday in Miami.
Q: Who won Game 2 of the NBA Finals?
A: The Miami Heat won Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets with a score of 111-108.
Q: Who led the Miami Heat to victory in Game 2?
A: Gabe Vincent, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo each scored 21 points or more to help lead the Miami Heat to victory.
Q: How many points did Nikola Jokic score in Game 2?
A: Nikola Jokic scored 41 points in Game 2 for the Denver Nuggets.
Q: What was the biggest lead the Miami Heat had in Game 2?
A: The Miami Heat built a 21-10 lead in the first quarter, tying the second-biggest lead any opponent had built in Denver so far in these playoffs.
Q: When is Game 3 of the NBA Finals?
A: Game 3 of the NBA Finals is on Wednesday in Miami.
Heat stage massive comeback in Game 2 against Nuggets to tie series.
In the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat faced off against the Denver Nuggets in a hostile arena where no road team had won in over two months. Despite facing a 2-0 deficit, the Heat were determined to find a way to win, a sentiment echoed by their coach, Erik Spoelstra. And they did just that, tying the series with a nail-biting 111-108 win over the Nuggets in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Despite a Herculean effort from the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, who scored 41 points, the Heat managed to rally and come out on top. Gabe Vincent led the team with 23 points, while Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each had 21.
The Heat were down by as much as 15 points, and the stats predicted a loss for the team. The Nuggets had a perfect record of 11-0 in the playoffs when leading by double digits, and a 37-1 record overall when leading by at least eight going into the fourth. Yet, the Heat came back, outscoring the Nuggets 17-5 in the first 3:17 of the fourth quarter to take the lead for good.
Despite Denver’s efforts to come back, including a missed 3-pointer by Jamal Murray as time expired, the Heat emerged victorious. The win marked the first time the Nuggets had lost at home since March 30, and the first time in ten home playoff games this year.
In his post-game interview, Nuggets coach Michael Malone expressed his concerns about his team’s effort in the Finals. “This is not the preseason. This is not the regular season. This is the NBA Finals,” he said.
The Heat and the Nuggets will face off again in Game 3 on Wednesday in Miami.