Updated: January 6, 2012, 1:23 AM ET

LeBron James
GRADEN/A

James suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday's win over Indiana. He warmed up out on the court but decided to exercise caution. He shouldn't miss much more time. His street clothes looked more mismatched than Ivan Johnson guarding Norris Cole.

Dwyane Wade
GRADEN/A

Wade sat out his second straight game after hurting his foot against the Hawks last week and remains day-to-day. There's an N/A here but his canary yellow diamond earring the size of a tennis ball probably warrants an "A" on its own.

Chris Bosh 14-27 FG | 4-4 FT | 14 REB | 5 AST | 33 PTS | +13
GRADEB+

I think we know who the real Heat closer is now, right? The tying 3-ball at the end of regulation was as lucky clutch as it gets. As the focal point of the offense, Bosh didn't exactly play like a kid in a candy store, but he put up some monster numbers in the triple-overtime marathon.

Mario Chalmers 10-21 FG | 6-6 FT | 7 REB | 8 AST | 29 PTS | +24
GRADEB+

A truly masterful up-and-down Chalmers performance. Chalmers notched 20 points, 7 dimes, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in regulation for the first time in his NBA career. And then there were three overtimes. He had some spectacular moments and some hair-pulling moments, but that's what we've come to expect from the youngster.

Atlanta Hawks
GRADEF

Maybe the Heat are better off without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? Nah; the Hawks just played that terribly. It's not a good sign when rookie Ivan Johnson, he of nine NBA minutes to his name, was the most steadying Hawks presence on the court. The Hawks might have earned a D-League relegation with this one.


-- Grades by Tom Haberstroh

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