VIDEO: Dwyane Wade And LeBron James Connect, Miami Heat Take First Quarter Lead

It appears as if LeBron James and Dwyane Wade still have the All-Star Game mentality, because they're still throwing up alley-oops as if the other team isn't playing much defense. Observe:

The Portland Trail Blazers led early, but James and Wade led a furious Miami Heat rally, and the Heat ended the quarter with a 32-24 lead. James scored 12 points with four rebounds and four assists in the period, and Wade added 10 of his own. James started the game as the power forward with Chris Bosh missing two games for personal reasons, and dominated Gerald Wallace, who tried to check him without very much success.

LaMarcus Aldridge dominated Joel Anthony on the other end, scoring 12 points of his own, but couldn't do it all on his own as the Blazers struggled to find points from the other four players on the floor.

For more on these two teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier and Blazers Edge.

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