Updated: May 24, 2012, 11:40 PM ET
LeBron James 12-23 FG | 4-5 FT | 6 REB | 7 AST | 28 PTS | +16
GRADEA

Once again, it was the LeBron-Wade show, but this time it was Wade getting the lead role. LeBron missed a fast-break layup late in the second quarter and was slow to get up after colliding with a cameraman. The trainer looked at his left ankle, but LeBron shrugged it off. LeBron brought out all the tricks in his bag Thursday night, including a running hook shot on Roy Hibbert.

Dwyane Wade 17-25 FG | 7-8 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 41 PTS | +4
GRADEA+

What a difference a week makes. Wade was hotter than a Miami summer afternoon and sliced through the Pacers' defense with more precision than a Miami plastic surgeon. It was more stunning to watch considering how awful he looked just a week ago when he went scoreless in the first half on the same court. Wade eliminated the Pacers, bank shot by bank shot.

Mike Miller 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 12 PTS | +9
GRADEA-

Although Shane Battier recently joked that the banged-up Miller needs a "body-ectomy," the former Gator continues to gut out big plays and critical minutes. Miller helped bring the Heat back with an array of timely 3-pointers, helping to close an early deficit in the first half. It's almost unbearable to watch him hobble up and down the court, but he just refuses to quit.

Mario Chalmers 4-7 FG | 4-6 FT | 2 AST | 2 REB | 15 PTS | +9
GRADEB

This was a classic Mario bipolar performance. Sometimes you got the Good Mario with critical 3-point makes, tip-ins and heady flops. Other times you got the Bad Mario with a series of needless off-the-ball fouls. For the Heat though, the zero in the turnover column is perhaps the most important thing.

Indiana Pacers
GRADEB-

Another hot start that evaporated quickly, but in the grand scheme of things, this was another step forward for the blossoming group. With Larry Bird's S-O-F-T comments fresh in mind, the Pacers dominated the paint early by feeding the ball to David West in the post against Shane Battier. But they simply couldn't get a gimpy Danny Granger going and the bench pretty much gave them nothing.

Grades by Tom Haberstroh

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