For all the moments he has created over his 17 seasons, Ray Allen says what has kept him grounded is that he continues to live in the moment.

Saturday was another of those moments, with his four-point play with 6.7 seconds remaining giving the Miami Heat a 119-116 victory over the Denver Nuggets at AmericanAirlines Arena.

While the 3-pointer, flying chest bump from LeBron James and ensuing free throw came in the emotion of the moment, it is an inner peace in his transition to the Heat, Allen said, that allowed him to succeed in that moment.

"There's so much adjustment all around, not only on the floor, but off the floor, as well," he said of the whirlwind that delivered him to this point, after spending the previous five seasons with the Boston Celtics. "Every day, it just seems like you're trying to figure it out. So for me and the rest of these guys, everybody's present in the moment, trying to figure that out. You never know from one game to the next what may or may not happen."