DENVER – Heat center Hassan Whiteside got plenty of help from the bench Wednesday night in a 106-98 win in Denver.
Whiteside scored a game-high 25 points and finished with 16 rebounds and four blocks to lead the way.
Wayne Ellington hit five three-pointers (four of them in a clutch fourth quarter) and finished with 22 points while fellow bench player Tyler Johnson scored 18 points.
Miami got 50 points from the bench.
The win gives the Heat a good start to a three-game west coast trip.