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Highlights from Kenneth Faried’s dominating performance in Nuggets’ win over Heat (VIDEO)

Mar 15, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

Miami is in the middle of a late season malaise at the moment, having lost consecutive home games for the first time since 2011 and five of six overall.

This one was more troubling than the rest, considering Denver’s place in the standings and the fact that the Heat blew an early 14-point lead, and then had the game back within reach after cutting a 16-point fourth quarter deficit to just four with about six minutes to play.

But Denver’s energy was too much for the Heat to overcome, and the Nuggets were led by a 24-point, 10-rebound performance from Kenneth Faried, who simply looked like he was playing faster than everyone else.

As recently as last season, Faried was viewed as an untouchable asset by the Denver front office, but a slow start to the year had him being dangled at the trade deadline in a potential deal for Iman Shumpert. While a change of scenery may have worked well for both players, a performance like this one shows that Faried should continued to be valued much higher than that.

The combination of activity and athleticism that Faried is capable of is rare in this league, and when he gets loose the way he did in Miami, it’s enough to put even the defending champs in a very difficult spot.

  1. lj312chicago - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    aww is LeBron sad again…and making up more excuses? man up. you lost. stop crying it’s very unbecoming…..most annoying crybaby excuse ridden superstar ever. He’s the best, he just needs to stop crying so much.

  2. stayhigh_247 - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    how does a guy not known for offense dominate the world champs! wow!

  3. whitehothoops89 - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    lj312chicago,

    How’s Drose working out for you guys?

    As for the heat, I believe they will work their kinks out. LBJ has shown his mortality in these recent games and should return to his usual greatness. Bosh’s infatuation with the 3 pt line is troubling and he needs to recommit to the boards considering the Heat struggle on the glass when he’s not getting 8+ boards a night. Finally, it is evident that when the 4th quarter rolls around LBJ and Wade are not on the same page. It has happened before and they have worked it out. Heat fans just need to have faith. Let the trolls troll…

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