He's simply on a different level right now. After shooting 76 percent the night before, James kept the fire aglow by nailing nine of his first 11 shots of the game. He didn't frequent the line as he normally does, but he created space and capitalized on his cushion. With the way he's shooting, the Heat may not want the three-day layoff between games.
Wade picked up where LeBron left off Friday night, hitting his first four shots from the floor. He had his jumper going, but he didn't let that deter him from driving to the rim when needed. Wade got it done on both ends of the floor with above-the-rim blocks and heady deflections.
Bosh is embracing in his new identity as an aggressor. Simply put, when he attacks, he flourishes. Bosh exploited mismatches and pressured the Nuggets' frontline with his usual precision. It was good to see his passing game surface as he set a season-high in assists. Just adding to his portfolio ahead of the playoffs.
With his hot shooting and floor orchestration, Bibby may have personally inserted himself into the starting lineup with his play. But with Mario Chalmers exiting early with a knee injury, it probably wasn't necessary. Bibby also flashed some style, hitting Wade with a no-look pass on a fast break to set up a throwdown. He didn't take long to fit in.
After falling behind 10-0 to open the game, Denver flirted with closing the gap several times over the course of the game but they never could quite get over the hump. With Raymond Felton sitting and Arron Afflalo leaving the game early, their endless depth certainly came in handy as Danilo Gallinari and J.R. Smith combined for 50 points off the bench.