This was a trap game, as much as you can have a trap game against an opponent not exactly prioritizing winning.Coming off compelling home victories this week over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, the Heat fell into an early 10-point hole Friday night against the Denver Nuggets at AmericanAirlines Arena.After a few bumps along the way, logic prevailed, with the Heat extending their home winning streak to a season-best four in a row with a 108-91 victory to complete a three-game homestand.”I’m proud of the way this team hasn’t quit,” guard Dwyane Wade said of a Heat team out of a playoff seed just a week ago and now battling for the No. 6 seed. “There’s still room for us to grow.”We’re a good team. You have to believe it.” Torched a night earlier by a 50-point performance from James Harden in a road loss to the Houston Rockets, the Nuggets returned to lottery-protection mode by sitting out forward Danilo Gallinari, having earlier in the week rested Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson.But having already lost this season to the lottery likes of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and, yes, even these Nuggets, the Heat provided the requisite moments of concern, a 15-point lead early in the third period melted to five by the midpoint of the quarter. Ultimately, AmericanAirlines Arena continued as a late-season haven, with the Heat paced by 22 points from Wade, 18 from guard Goran Dragic and an energetic bench performance from Michael Beasley, who finished with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists, his high as a member of the Heat.”I liked the grittiness, the toughness our guys have developed,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Hopefully this is something we can build on. We’re going on the road now to face some tough opponents.”Tonight was a perfect example of everybody having to contribute. Our guys are embracing the, ‘just help us win.’ “Coming off his 32-point performance against Portland, Wade entered with 25 or more in seven consecutive games, that streak ended when he was pulled with the Heat … – Click Here To Visit Article Source