LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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Despite another great all-around game from Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were simply too much for the Los Angeles Lakers, as Miami won 107-97.

Yet again, LeBron James absolutely dominated, shooting an impressive 12-of-18 from the field.  He was able to get off any shot he wanted and barreled his way through the paint for easy dunks and kick-outs.

Dwyane Wade dropped 30 points on an identical 12-of-18 from the field as well.  The duo consistently attacked in transition and helped the Heat rack up 19 fast-break points en route to the win.

Excelling in his new role as the Lakers’ primary distributor, Kobe scored 28 points in addition to his nine assists. 

The problem was not the Lakers offense, but their defense, again.  They allowed Miami to shoot 55 percent from the field and were out-rebounded by nine.

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