May be the least impressive triple-double of LeBron's career. His bizarre bad pass and missed jumper in the final minute of regulation almost cost the Heat the game, but Miami pulled out the victory in their first game at AmericanAirlines Arena in 17 days. The Raptors tried Landry Fields on him initially, but LeBron toyed with him like a cat poking a dead mouse.
Carried the Heat in overtime. Serious question: When will players stop falling for his perimeter pump fake? The Raptors bit time and time again in this one and it crushed them. When Wade is fully engaged and drawing contact, he's a terror to guard out there and his lob passes to LeBron were a thing of beauty. As always.
Bosh kicked things off against his former team in a mean way, taking Ed Davis off the dribble and dunking all over the youngster. Seems like Bosh hasn't dunked the ball at all in 2013, right? Bosh did himself no favors for his All-Star status in the scoring column until late, but he made up for it with his board work and some clutch shots.
You saw why the Heat look mediocre if they can't get the opponent to cough up the ball. After causing 20-plus turnovers in the last two games, the Heat didn't force one until late the second quarter and mainly sleepwalked their way through this one until late in the third quarter. Life's so much easier when you get LeBron and Wade in the open court.
Helloooo, Terrence Ross. The Raps opened the game absolutely shredding the Heat's defense with surgeon-like precision and crisp passing. Can't stress enough how the springy legs of Ross, Amir Johnson and Ed Davis made the Heat's frontcourt look like petrified wood out there. The Raptors may be young, but they played supremely high-IQ basketball against the defending champs. Credit coach Dwane Casey for their prep. Tough loss.