Tough loss. After abusing rookie Harrison Barnes on the block from the outset, James took his talents all over the court against the surging Warriors squad. LeBron absorbed a scary fall on his right shoulder in the first half that practically shook the arena, but he somehow bounced right back up and went back to work.
What, you thought he was going to shoot 80 percent every night? Wade was bound to parachute down to earth at some point, but it was a soft landing. After a scary, inadvertent double collision with David Lee and Mario Chalmers at the end of the second quarter, Wade returned in the second half after getting treatment for a neck strain.
Bosh may have beaten David Lee in the "Who can play less defense?" bout on Wednesday, but it wasn't quite a Juan Manuel Marquez knockout. Bosh has shifted into second gear defensively this season, perhaps in an effort to preserve his fuel for the other end. Bosh came up with big shots in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't quite enough.
Stunning when Allen fails to draw the curtains in the closing minutes, isn't it? We're so used to seeing Allen play the closer role, it's a bit unnerving to see him light it up in the first half like he did Wednesday. Tough to tell if Allen was at fault on the final defensive breakdown, but he didn't help.
What a finish. What a win. Warriors coach Mark Jackson told reporters pregame that he has the best shooting backcourt ever, and judging from Klay Thompson's outing, Jackson might be on to something. After a rough start to the season, Thompson drilled five 3-pointers by halftime and paced the Warriors' attack alongside David Lee.