MIAMI (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Nikola Jokic and Wilson Chandler each added 19, and the Denver Nuggets topped the Miami Heat 116-113 on Sunday night.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 for Denver (36-40), which got back within two games of Portland for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Gallinari hit two straight jumpers late in the fourth to push a one-point Denver lead out to six, and the Nuggets held on at the end to deal Miami's playoff hopes another blow.
Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Heat (37-40).
Tyler Johnson's 3-pointer with 10.8 seconds left got Miami within 114-113. Denver needed to burn two time-outs on ensuing inbounds attempts, both times with the Heat arguing to referee Ron Garretson that Jokic traveled while trying to make the pass from the sideline.
On the third try, Jokic got the ball into to Jamal Murray, who made both free throws. Richardson missed a 3-pointer as time expired.