Merry Christmas, Dwyane Wade owners. The man absolutely went off today in the most highly-promoted matchup of the season so far, as his Heat beat the Lakers, 101-85. And in their much-anticipated individual matchup, D-Wade destroyed KB24 (Kobe Bryant) with 40, 11 dimes, and a Kirilenko-esque 4 steals and blocks, while Kobe managed just 16 points on 4-17 shooting. Kobe wasn’t even the best player on the Lakers today, as Ronny Turiaf made the most of some big minutes.
In fact, that’s not the only way that Wade punked Kobe today… Wade’s game was good enough to knock off Kobe as the best single-game line of the season. (You’ll see it on the RotoPoll top games list tomorrow–and if you were wondering, Kobe’s performance clocked in at a solid average ranking of 226th.)
Update: Upon looking at their lines side-by-side, you can see that Wade outperformed Kobe in every single category, and by a lot. This was an out-and-out fantasy thrashing.