However, it was a jumpshot by Ray Allen with 6.7 seconds remaining that propelled the Heat to this NBA victory over the Nuggets, despite Bosh's eye-catching effort.
Brandon Jennings left things even later, with a three-pointer at the buzzer giving the Milwaukee Bucks a 105-102 success over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A sell-out crowd of more than 20,000 at the Verizon Center saw the Washington Wizards pay for a slow start, eventually going down 89-86 to the Boston Celtics.
Double overtime was needed at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with the Indiana Pacers prevailing 106-98 over the Sacramento Kings.
The Portland Trail Blazers were also strongest in overtime against the Houston Rockets, winning 95-85 - James Harden again led the Rockets' scoring with 24.
A strong second quarter paved the way for the Brooklyn Nets' 107-100 defeat of the Toronto Raptors, while Luol Deng led all scorers with 19 points for the Chicago Bulls - but they lost 89-82 to the New Orleans Hornets.
OJ Mayo had an impressive 30-point haul in the Dallas Mavericks' 126-99 defeat of the Charlotte Bobcats, while Tony Parker's 24 helped the San Antonio Spurs see off the Utah Jazz 110-100.
In the day's late game, the Los Angeles Clippers slipped to a 114-110 home defeat to the Golden State Warriors. Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul both scored 27 points for the losers, Stephen Curry and Carl Landry each got 23 for the victors.