Updated: March 26, 2012, 10:09 PM ET
LeBron James 9-21 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 24 PTS | -14
GRADEC

LeBron still looks like he's in a fog, but he put up big numbers anyway. That includes in the turnover column. He exhibited little visible emotion, and walked gingerly up and down the court, possibly due to lingering effects from the Phoenix collisions. Some rest probably would have done him some good long term, but the Heat felt he was good to go.

Dwyane Wade 7-16 FG | 6-8 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 24 PTS | -17
GRADEB

Wade was the only one to take care of the ball. Just in case you wondered whether Wade still has crazy hops, he turned back the clock with a two-handed putback throwdown in the second quarter; he can still get up there. Wade also is bringing back his 3-point shot after abandoning it for the first couple months of the season.

Chris Bosh 4-11 FG | 6-11 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | -13
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The soft rebounding totals have become a growing trend for Bosh, who before the season promised at least 10 boards a night. His first three buckets were all slams, but that aggressiveness disappeared quickly. The Heat clearly wanted to get Bosh going early, as he received plenty of paint touches in the opening minutes.

Turnovers
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Before tipping off against the Pacers, the Heat reviewed every turnover from Sunday's game on film in an effort to learn from their mistakes. Maybe the players nodded off due to a lack of sleep. The Heat continued to cough up the ball unprovoked. The offense was lifeless again, with the exception of some eye-opening and bizarre turnovers.

Indiana Pacers
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After longtime Pacer Jeff Foster held his retirement news conference, the Pacers paid tribute to the rugged veteran by playing the Heat tough the whole game. The Heat shot themselves in the foot on plenty of opportunities, but the Pacers certainly took advantage. Danny Granger and Paul George outplayed LeBron and Wade. Big win in front of the home crowd.

Grades by Tom Haberstroh

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