08:08 AM ET 12.26 | LeBron James certainly delivered on Christmas Day, to the tune of 37 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. That the performance came against the Dallas Mavericks -- the team that deprived James and the Miami Heat of last season's title -- on the day the Mavs raised their 2011 championship banner, made it even more memorable. James, however, was unmoved by the Heat's dominating 105-94 rout of the Mavs in Sunday's season opener. ... "I got a lot of work to do still," James said matter-of-factly. "I'm just a better player than I was last year." James is better because of what happened in last season's NBA Finals.