Just when you thought it might be time for LeBron to return back to Earth, he went out and scored 24 points in the first quarter. But it was a little downhill after that. LeBron suffered through a case of the yips and dabbled in too many heat checks thereafter. His stat line is mind-boggling mostly because of an absurd first quarter.
While LeBron got all the attention for his onslaught, Wade enjoyed a solid night on his own. He got a little ahead of himself in the second half, hijacking some possessions in the half court and letting Brandon Jennings get in his head. Many players would commit a crime to have Wade's line, but it felt mostly empty.
Imagine you're Chris Bosh: LeBron is feeling it and nailing every shot from the floor. When he's not draining buckets, Wade has the ball and is looking to get his own. Where are you getting your shots? This was a classic "I'm not in Canada anymore" night for Bosh, but there's no excuse for not scoring double-digits against a Andrew Bogut-less frontline.
The Heat looked unstoppable after the first quarter, scoring a season-high 40 points in the opening frame. After that? Disaster. Once again, the Heat got lit up from downtown and couldn't keep their foot on the gas. After the first quarter, the Heat were outscored 82-57. Maybe they thought LeBron was going to score 80. Embarrassing.
The Heat have found their kryptonite, it seems. Fueled by some unconscious shooting from Brandon Jennings, the Bucks absolutely froze the Heat after a lopsided first quarter. The Bucks have caused 38 turnovers in their two matchups against Miami. Thanks to Jennings, it will be a long flight to Philadelphia for the Heat.