Updated: January 8, 2012, 2:31 AM ET

LeBron James 11-17 FG | 10-12 FT | 7 REB | 9 AST | 32 PTS | +7
GRADEA-

How's his ankle feeling? Well, considering James alone outscored the Nets in the first quarter, 22-18, I'd say it feels just fine. LeBron was on a mission from the tip, flying out in transition and draining midrange jumpers like they were layups. He coasted a bit after the first quarter, but the damage was already done.

Dwyane Wade
GRADEN/A

Wade sat out with a bruised left foot for the third straight game. He is still considered day-to-day. He wore his canary-yellow diamond earring again, which potentially blinded the Nets from the bench in the second half.

Chris Bosh 6-14 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 16 PTS | -2
GRADEB-

Kris Humphries won this battle, as Bosh struggled to find his rhythm and missed five of his first six shots from the floor. The Heat were trying to get him the ball on the move, but he was never on the same page as his playmakers. Luckily for Miami, Toronto Bosh wasn't necessary once LeBron went bananas in the early going.

Norris Cole 4-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 9 PTS | -5
GRADEB

There's nothing tentative about his game -- for better or for worse. The rookie was a ball of energy on both ends of the floor, but it bordered on reckless at times. Reserve point guards shouldn't be on the verge of fouling out, but that's what Deron Williams almost did to both Cole and Mario Chalmers.

New Jersey Nets
GRADEC+

My mother once told me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all." With that in mind, I'll say Humphries was the best big man on the floor and Johan Petro tallied two steals in three minutes of action. It could have been a lot worse, but it also could have been a lot better.


-- Grades by Tom Haberstroh

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