One by one, the Nuggets' players laced their double digit-sized, triple-figure designer kicks, escaping this locker room, this arena, this feeling.

But Corey Brewer let this feeling surround him, as he sat at his corner locker, his head buried in the palm of his hand.

The Nuggets had just lost 119-116 in a heartbreaker to the Heat. Brewer had committed a foul on Ray Allen, who was shooting a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left. Worse, Allen hit the 3. The ensuing free throw gave Miami a three-point lead, and a Danilo Gallinari missed 3 finally put a cap on this bubbling night.