Nuggets coach Michael Malone has a go-to phrase when describing games that turn into high-scoring affairs. Time and time again over the last two seasons, Malone likens them to “a shootout at the O.K. Corral,” a reference to the brawl that took place in Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881.
Monday’s matchup between the Nuggets and Heat was a classic example. Miami outlasted Denver 149-141 in a double-overtime game that featured 22 lead changes.