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Five Stars: Jazz 105, Heat 87

Utah invaded South Beach, led by 17 after one quarter, then never looked back. For Miami, there was Dwyane Wade, aaaaand.........

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

I mined for nuggets of information, including the awesome GameScore metric. This is a statistic which accounts for points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, turnovers, personal fouls and missed shots. Last night, it showed us that Miami may be a little bottom heavy on the talent.

First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 27.2

Wade had the third highest GameScore in the league last night with an NBA leading 42 points. The future Hall-of-Fame shooting guard was on the floor for a Heat-high 33:59, and hit 12-of-19 shots, including two-of-three from outside. He made 16-of-21 shots from the foul line, pitching in four rebounds and three assists. He couldn't do everything, unfortunately, finishing with a minus-8 rating, six turnovers and five personal fouls.

Individually, you take positives out of it. But as a team, we've just got to be better.

Second Star

Gordon Hayward (UTA) 26.7

Hayward came close to matching Wade's GameScore, finishing third in the NBA. The starting small forward led the Jazz with a game-high 38:11, making nine-of-13 and four-of-five from outside, along with all seven free throw attempts for 29 points. He also had game highs with seven assists and a plus-25 rating. Six rebounds, a blocked shot, three fouls and three turnovers fill out his stat line on the night.

A big-time win for us - Hayward

Third Star

Enes Kanter (UTA) 11.7

Much like Miami, Utah had one guy waaaaaay up there, then everyone else. Kanter, the Jazz' starting center, earned the third star of the night with 18 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30:48. He made seven-of-12 overall, half of his two three-point shot attempts, and three-of-four from the stripe. He finished at plus-10 with four fouls and three turnovers.

Fourth Star

Randy Gobert (UTA) 10.2

Gobert came off the bench and played 19:26 for the Jazz, making all four of his shots (two from inside the three-point line and two from the charity stripe). He pulled down nine rebounds, along with an assist, two blocked shots and a steal. He ended up with only six points, finishing at plus-5 with two turnovers and a personal foul.

Fifth Star

James Ennis (MIA) 8.2

Ennis came off the bench for Miami, and scored nine points in 21:58. It's a measure of how good the rest of the team wasn't that he was the second best player on the team last night. He made two-of-four from the field, all five of his foul shots, grabbed two rebounds and made one steal. He posted a minus-3 rating with two fouls.

The Rest

Alec Burks (UTA) 8.1
Derrick Favors (UTA) 8.0
Luol Deng (MIA) 6.8
Dante Exum (UTA) 6.6
Chris Andersen (MIA) 5.7
Trey Burke (UTA) 4.5
Mario Chalmers (MIA) 3.2
Rodney Hood (UTA) 2.4
Shawne Williams (MIA) 1.6
Trevor Booker (UTA) 1.4
Joe Ingles (UTA) 1.0
Justin Hamilton (MIA) 0.8
Udonis Haslem (MIA) 0.6
Shabazz Napier (MIA) 0.4

Dog of the Night

Norris Cole (MIA) -1.2

For the second night in a row, the least efficient player on the floor was Miami's Norris Cole. The starting point guard played 17:08, missing all four of his shot attempts and making one-of-two free throws for a grand total of one point. He dished out two assists and had a single foul called on him, finishing with a team best minus-1 rating.

Miami has tonight off before getting back into it tomorrow night against the Washington Wizards.