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Five Stars: Wizards 105, Heat 103

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Miami kept it close, but in the end came up just that short against the Wizards. They still placed three of the top five players in the game.

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I used the GameScore metric from www.basketball-reference.com to rank all the players from last night's game.

First Star

John Wall (WAS) 19.9

The Wizards' starting point guard played a game-high 37:47 for Washington. He made six-of-10 from the field but missed both of his three-point attempts. His eight-for-10 night from the line brought him to 20 points. He earned the only double-double of the game by adding 10 assists, finishing the night with a plus-3 rating, one rebound and two turnovers.

We couldn't get stops and they were scoring at will. But in that fourth quarter, we got opportunities to kind of get stops and work our way back into the mix a little bit. - Wall

Second Star

Nene Hilario (WAS) 18.8

Nene matched Wall with 20 points, shooting 80% from the field on 10 shots. He made four-of-seven from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, and a steal off the bench. He played 26:06 and was called for three fouls. He finished his night with a game-high plus-19 rating.

Third Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 15.7

Deng led the Heat with 36:52 of time on the floor. He put up 19 points on seven-of-12 shooting, also making two of his three triples and three-of-four foul shots. He also had five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block to go with his minus-2 rating, four fouls and a turnover.

Fourth Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 14.6

Wade had a game leading 28 points, shooting 12-of-26 overall and two-of-four from outside. He had a team high eight assists, adding four rebounds and a steal. He made two-of-five-free throws, finished with a plus-6 rating, and committed five fouls and five turnovers.

Guys played a good game, man. Can't ask for a better game. My teammates came out and played an amazing game. So this one hurts, man. I'll take this one and put it on my shoulders. I've got to do better for my guys. This was a game everyone wanted to win and we had a chance. - Wade

Fifth Star

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 12.1

Haslem turned in his best performance of the season, scoring 11 points in 16:39 off the bench. He made all five of his shots from the field and his only foul shot attempt with four rebounds, two assists, and a single foul. He also finished the game with a game-low minus-14 rating. It was the first time this year he finished as one of the five stars.

The Rest

Paul Pierce (WAS) 10.3
Bradley Beal (WAS) 10.2
Chris Andersen (MIA) 8.1
Mario Chalmers (MIA) 8.1
Otto Porter (WAS) 7.4
Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 7.3
Marcin Gortat (WAS) 6.1
Kevin Seraphin (WAS) 5.1
Shawne Williams (MIA) 5.1
Rasual Butler (WAS) 4.6
Norris Cole (MIA) 4.2
James Ennis (MIA) 2.7
Drew Gooden (WAS) 2.2
Andre Miller (WAS) 1.6
Kris Humphries (WAS) 0.6
Garrett Temple (WAS) 0.0

Dog of the Night

Justin Hamilton (MIA) -2.5

It was really no contest as to who had the worst night. Every other Heat player who shot under 50% scored at least seven points. Hamilton went 0-for-2 with a minus-8 rating, one offensive rebound, two fouls and a turnover in 13:29.

The Boston Celtics are next on the slate for Miami, tomorrow night at 6 in South Florida.