Using the GameScore metric at www.basketball-reference.com, we can rank each of the players from last night's game.
Chris Bosh (MIA) 30.9
Bosh's 30.9 GameScore led the NBA (LeBron James was second with a 29.9 mark). He ranked second in the league with a season-high 34 points (Bron had 35), making 14-of-21 from the field. He maintained that 67% shooting rate from outside as well, sinking four-of-six three pointers and adding two free throws on as many attempts for good measure. He played a total of 36:40, putting up a plus-11 rating, nine defensive rebounds, four steals, an assist, a foul, and a turnover.
A couple of times they hit 3s in crunch time. They hit some crucial ones but we answered right back after that and executed with simple plays. - Bosh, on Phoenix's 48.6% three-point success rate (Miami made 52.9%).
Marcus Morris (PHO) 23.8
Morris (not Markieff) finished the night off the bench at plus-11 when the best starter on the team was at minus-11. He played a game-high 37:01, scoring a team- and career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 from the field. He also made five-of-six three pointers, collected five rebounds, four assists, two steals, three fouls, and two turnovers.
Luol Deng (MIA) 19.9
In 33:30, Deng made 75% of his shots, going six-of-eight from inside the arc and three-of-four from outside. He only made half of his four free throw attempts, finishing up with 23. He made four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal, along with two turnovers and four fouls.
What we did well tonight was stay in the game to the fourth quarter. Lately we haven't been in games in the fourth quarter. - Deng
Josh McRoberts (MIA) 14.4
McRoberts was extremely efficient in his shot selection, making four-of-five from the field and both of his three pointers. He had a game-high plus-17 rating, and dished out seven assists with four rebounds, two steals, three fouls, and a turnover. He totaled 10 points in 33:02 on the floor.
Gerald Green (PHO) 11.1
Green rounds out our top five, repping the Suns. Like "the other" Morris, he came off the bench. He ranked second to Morris in scoring with 19 on six-of-11 shooting, including five-of-seven from deep. He had two assists, two rebounds and a steal, finishing at plus-6 with four turnovers and three fouls.
Tyler Ennis (PHO) 3.4
Ennis earned his 3.4 GameScore in only 5:43, which ranked him second on the Suns in per-minute production. He made his only shot, grabbed a rebound and made two assists, finishing with a plus-8 rating.
James Ennis (MIA) 8.0
Ennis played 14:30 on the night, scoring four points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block. He didn't get whistled for a foul or turn the ball over, but finished the night with a minus-10.
Dwyane Wade (MIA) 10.9
Markieff Morris (PHO) 10.8
Norris Cole (MIA) 10.0
Goran Dragic (PHO) 9.9
Anthony Tolliver (PHO) 5.5
Alex Len (PHO) 3.0
PJ Tucker (PHO) 2.7
Mario Chalmers (MIA) 2.6
Miles Plumlee (PHO) 1.5
Udonis Haslem (MIA) -0.2
Shawne Williams (MIA) -1.0
Shabazz Napier (MIA) -1.4
Dog of the Night
Eric Bledsoe (PHO) -2.6
Bledsoe was second on the Suns with 35:54 on the court, which is unfortunate because he was terrible. He made two-of-11 shots, missing six three-point attempts. He did make eight assists, but that was offset with an unacceptable seven turnovers. He also had five rebounds, a steal, and two fouls, finishing his night with a minus-13 rating.