Updated: January 8, 2013, 10:01 PM ET
LeBron James 10-20 FG | 1-4 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 22 PTS | -5

At least he rebounds. LeBron is having the best rebounding season of his career, otherwise who knows where Heat would be. But he had six turnovers and didn't get to the line effectively, making it a less-than-standard performance.

Dwyane Wade 9-16 FG | 8-10 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 30 PTS | +7

Wade had an incredible first half with 23 points, extending a string of scoring 93 points in a nine-quarter span against Indy dating back to the playoffs. But in the second half, the Pacers denied Wade the ball and he had trouble with Paul George's length at times as Indy finally slowed him down.

Chris Bosh 5-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 14 PTS | -10

It has gotten to the point where no one blinks when Bosh has a five-rebound night like this -- it has almost become the norm. There comes a point where it isn't about schemes or circumstances and there are just no more excuses. Bosh has arrived at that juncture.

Paul George 12-27 FG | 1-3 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 29 PTS | +5

Considering the opponent, this has to qualify as one of the better games of George's career. He said before the game that, looking back, he was upset with how passive he was in the playoffs against Miami last season. He was far from passive in this one, as he was the best player on the floor in the second half.

Indiana Pacers

This game will not come close to defining the Pacers' season, but they'd been looking forward to this one for a while. Indy played to all of its strengths: strong rebounding, solid half-court defense and confidence at home. They have played well for the past month.

Grades by Brian Windhorst


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