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Nuggets vs Heat Game 2: NBA Twitter Praises Vincent and Robinson After Miami Win
- The Miami Heat defeated the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the NBA Finals
- The Heat unleashed a furious fightback in the fourth quarter to tie the series
- Fans paid tribute to Gabe Vincent and Duncan Robinson on social media after the win
Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat lived up to the hype.
The Nuggets were in cruise control in the second half, building an 83-75 lead entering the fourth quarter.
There is no quit with the Heat, who unleashed a blistering 15-2 run to take a 90-85 advantage with 9:17 left in the contest.
The Heat stretched that lead to 12 points with 3:39 remaining, following a clutch three-point basket by Caleb Martin.
Miami survives late Denver rally
There was a final twist in this wild game as the Nuggets made one last rally to preserve their unbeaten home record in the playoffs.
Denver uncorked an 11-2 run in just two minutes and four seconds to cut Miami’s lead to 109-106.
Jamal Murray had a chance to send the game into overtime in the dying seconds, but his three-point attempt at the buzzer came up short.
Vincent, Robinson praised by fans
Fans took to social media to praise undrafted stars Gabe Vincent and Duncan Robinson for their outstanding play in Game 2.
Vincent led the Heat in scoring with 23 points, per ESPN. He shot 8 of 12 from the field, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc.
Duncan Robinson fueled Miami’s rally in the fourth quarter, scoring all ten points in the final frame.
Fans loved his mean mug after scoring a basket in the fourth.
One fan compared Vincent and Robinson to great Lakers duo Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Miami steals homecourt advantage
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It was a disappointing loss for the Nuggets, who surrendered homecourt advantage for the first time in this year’s playoffs.
Nikola Jokic was again spectacular for Denver, scoring 41 points on 16 of 28 shooting.
He was limited to just four assists, however, a significant reason why the Heat ultimately won Game 2.
Jokic makes NBA history
Sports Brief previously reported on Jokic setting several NBA records in Game 1 of the Finals.
He became the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in a Finals debut.
Jokic finished with 27 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds in the 104-93 win.