Dwyane Wade exploded for a career-high 50 points on Sunday night in Miami's 122-99 loss to Orlando, and came away impressed with the Southeast division leaders.
"It's the hardest game you're going to play in the NBA. You have to close out in the paint with Dwight Howard, and then close out to the three-point shooters," Wade said. "Then, you probably have to go back in there and help on Howard and close back out. It's the hardest 48 minutes you're going to play."
Wade also discussed his career mark, which came on 17-for-30 shooting from the floor and 14-for-15 from the foul line.
"No player alone can carry anything, and I've never ever thought that. If anyone thinks that, they're crazy. It takes a team to win, especially to win big and against a good team like Orlando.
"It was bittersweet. It's great to know that you could score 50 points, but it'd be better to walk away with a win."