Overall Grade: A
Statistically speaking, LeBron James had yet another phenomenal performance.
James finished the game with 35 points, six rebounds, five assists, six steals and one block. He shot 15-of-22 from the floor and made two three-point field goals.
James also assisted four fourth-quarter field goals to bring the Heat within striking distance.
The question is, where was his facilitating touch during the opening quarters? More importantly, where was his aggression during the first?
Four of five dimes came during the fourth quarter. That may seem good, but it was all too little, too late.
Thus leading to a rare drop from a perfect grade.
James was attacking the rim and finishing powerfully, as we all expected him to. Unfortunately, he failed to get his teammates involved along the perimeter.
This led to spot-up shooting without ball movement. In turn, the Heat shot just 31.0 percent from beyond the arc.
James was a statistical master, but his inability to facilitate through the opening quarters hurts. Especially when he had the lanes to kick it out.
Just don't blame him every time the shots don't fall.