LeBron James and Dwyane Wade reminded us that they're pretty good at this sport we call basketball. A dunk contest broke out in the second quarter as the two All-Star starters fed each other for rafter-scraping dunks on a helpless Pistons squad. But LeBron's highlight of the night involved spontaneously turning into a football player. Find out about that below.
Alley-oops, fadeaways, circus shots. Wade had it all Friday. After sitting out the first meeting between these two teams to serve a suspension, Wade made up for his absence in a hurry. He maintained his recent momentum, maneuvering around Pistons defenders like a slalom skier en route to the rim. Wade's putback slam was the game's exclamation point.
Nights like these, Bosh could just sit back and watch the LeBron-Wade show. But he didn't. Bosh was essential against the wall that is Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. While he didn't have a huge night in the box score, Bosh held his own and gave the Heat the little cushion they needed outside of LeBron and Wade's dominance. A solid evening for the All-Star reserve.
You'll see this one all weekend: In between the third and fourth quarters, a fan named Michael Drysch hit a half-court shot for $75,000 and was promptly tackled to the ground seconds later by an ecstatic LeBron. Yes, LeBron. The lucky fan went unorthodox with his shot, hurling the ball from his side with one hand. Bottom of the net. Shot of the year.
Lawrence Frank admitted pregame that they were lucky to avoid facing Wade in an earlier meeting, which the Pistons won. They weren't so fortunate this time around. Detroit just had no answers for Miami's dynamic duo in the backcourt. Monroe had a monster game, but outside of some dunks from Drummond, the Pistons were largely silent.