Jose Calderon: A+
Calderon came into this game shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 48.3 percent from behind the arc. That will go up as he poured in 17 points on 5-8 shooting from deep.
Kevin Love: A+
Julius Randle was eviscerated by Love to the tune of 28 points on 9-15 shooting. He also contributed 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block for one of his best performances of the year.
LeBron James: A
The 8-18 shooting night is the only thing preventing this from being an A+, as LeBron was in control of this game throughout the night. He finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
Kyle Korver: B+
Another solid showing from Korver with 10 points on 4-6 shooting. Just a really good team basketball player.
J.R. Smith: B+
The Supreme shooting sleeve may be here to stay, as Smith’s 3-4 night marks the first time since December 2nd that he’s shot 50 percent or better.
Cedi Osman: B
The lone player who brought consistent effort on defense tonight, Osman was a disruptive force during his 10 minutes of play. He may have been a little too ambitious, accumulating three fouls during that time, but he converted both of his looks and added a steal on an inbound pass for good measure.
Jae Crowder: C+
The good? 5-11 overall isn’t too bad for Crowder given his struggles this season. The bad? Teams continue to go unpunished for ignoring him and packing the paint as he went 1-7 from deep.
Jeff Green: D
To his credit, Green wasn’t awful defensively. However he was a team-worst -4 on the night and struggled converting, going just 3-9 for 8 points.
Dwyane Wade: F
He’s a little banged up, but...
this game will not make the D-Wade 6th Man of the Year reel— Carter Rodríguez (@Carter_Shade) December 15, 2017
Channing Frye: F
0-3 shooting, 1 rebound, 1 poor showing.