The Miami Heat coasted by the Dallas Mavericks in an easy 110-95 road win. While the Mavs are missing Dirk Nowitzki, this certainly wasn't the show they were looking to put on for their home crowd taking on the defending champs.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade enjoyed the game from the bench in the fourth quarter, after building a comfortable 36-point lead. Five Heat players finished the game in double figures, including every member of the Big Three.
The Mavs have dropped four of their last five games and will be looking to find a way to win without their superstar leading the way.
Player of the Game: LeBron James
LeBron James set the tone early and hung a game-high 24 points on the Mavs. His nine rebounds and five assists helped the Heat dominate from the opening tip and left Dallas playing catchup early.
James has scored at least 20 points every time he's touched the floor this season and is well on his way to moving into MVP contention once again.
What's Next for the Heat?
The 17-6 Heat take on the 14-13 Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 22. It's one of two home games they'll play before starting a four-game road trip.
What's Next for the Mavericks?
The 12-14 Mavs kick off a two-game road trip on Friday, Dec. 21 against the 17-6 Memphis Grizzlies.