LeBron was a human highlight reel tonight. The falling-out-of-bounds full-court pass to Dwyane Wade was absurd and the array of dunks were equally remarkable. When Wade sat out most of the third quarter with a left foot injury, LeBron took the wheel and brought the Heat back into the game. Though he might have settled for the mid-range jumper a little too often, he was sensational down the stretch.
Just wasn't his night -- until that go-ahead bank shot with two seconds left that ultimately proved to be the difference. Wade struggled from the start, missing six of his first eight shot attempts from the floor, and the foot injury appeared to sap any burst in his legs. After returning late in the third quarter, Wade walked with a slight gimp and even came up short on a routine dunk.
After taking just four free throws over his first two games, Bosh got back to frequenting the charity stripe. He played his normal inside-out game, flashing his 15-footer and drawing whistles near the rim. Without a true center on the floor for most of the game, Bosh's rebounding could have been better. But that and-one tomahawk at the end may have been his finest in a Heat uniform.
Chalmers wants to you to know he's still the Heat's starting point guard. After Norris Cole's breakout game on Tuesday, Chalmers showed some resolve, scoring 15 points, dishing out four assists and turning it over just once. D.J. Augustin and Kemba Walker gave him fits all night, but it was a fine showing from Chalmers.
Have to hand it to the Bobcats. Without a star on the roster, Charlotte took it to the star-studded Heat and gave them everything they had in front of the largest crowd in franchise history. Gerald Henderson, Walker and Bismack Biyombo may not rival the Heat's Big Three anytime soon, but that's a promising core.