The Miami Heat beat the LA Lakers in the big Christmas game 97-92. Shaq and Kobe did not greet each other before the game and when asked about it after the game Shaq was silent. Shaq had 18 points and 17 boards in 34 minutes. Shaq's offensive rebounding was a key for the win. Dwyane Wade had 18 points and 5 assists in 30 minutes. Wade was in foul trouble late and he didn't get to play as much in affect. Lamar Odom had 14 points and 16 rebounds in 44 minutes. Odom played great his was rebounding, scoring and passing well but it wasn't enough. Kobe Bryant had 37 points and 8 rebounds in 44 minutes. Kobe needed to make his free throws and the Lakers would have been neck and neck with the Heat.