Using the Game Score metric for last night's game reveals four Heat players with higher scores than any player on the Pistons. Detroit's top game score was 11.0, by Will Bynum. It's revealing that Bynum played 15 minutes, ranked ninth on the team. Guess who's up first overall?
First Star: LeBron James
James played 29:46 last night, earning his first triple double of the season with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in just three quarters of play. He was seven-of-13 from the field, including one out of three from deep. His game score was 22.9. Using this metric for comparism, this was James' 33rd best game of the season.
Second Star: Chris Bosh
Bosh racked up a Game Score of 15.4, ranking him firmly as the second star of the game. He shot six-of-10 from the floor, with a two-of-three success rate from beyond the arc, finishing with a game-high tying 17 points, nine rebounds, three helpers, and two blocks. To maintain uniformity throughout this article, it was Bosh's 26th best game of the season, earned in 26 minutes of playing time.
Third Star: Udonis Haslem
It's been a long time since Haslem looked this good. He scored a season high 17 points in 21 minutes of play. He hit his first six shots on his way to an eight-for-11 night, also making five rebounds and blocking one shot. His 14.3 Game Score ranked as his best game of the season.
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