The blowout probably cost LeBron his first triple-double of the season. With Gerald Wallace sitting this one out, LeBron got matched up against Joe Johnson, which isn't as much of a mismatch as one would think. Johnson wields the size of a typical small forward, but James neutralized the matchup by getting out in transition and finding the open shooter at will.
Ever have those moments when you forget that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are teammates? A little reminder happened in the first half when they just started throwing alley-oops to each other on fast breaks. Wade bullied Keith Bogans all night on the block and then went to work on Deron Williams. A nearly spotless offensive performance from Wade.
He had to fall back down to Earth at some point. Bosh missed about a dozen chip shots early and he couldn't capitalize even though he turned Brook Lopez into a 7-foot matador out there. Bosh legally blocked a Deron Williams floater in the second quarter but got called for goaltending and may have forced things from there.
Welcome to the Reax, Rashard. The Heat's free agent signee earned his spot by dunking not once, but twice in the Heat's blowout victory. Lewis snapped out of his preseason shooting slump and has quietly been a solid reserve for the Heat so far, and Wednesday was no different. With a veteran minimum contract, anything more than a 3-pointer here and there is just icing on the cake.
Are we sure this was the Brooklyn Nets? We've heard a lot about Brooklyn's defensive deficiencies, but it was the Nets' vaunted offense that looked atrocious on Wednesday. Deron Williams was a walking turnover and Brook Lopez was about as invisible as a 7-foot, 260-pounder possibly could be. Then again, perhaps the Heat's defense has finally arrived.