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The Heat stumbled to their third straight loss last night, and it wasn't close. The Bucks have four guys out of the games' top five players.

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Basketball-reference.com has the GameScore metric, and we use it over here to rank the players in each game.

First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 21.5

There were two Heat players who played more than Wade's 33:33 last night, but neither earned a gamescore higher than 10 (Mario Chalmers). Flash dropped a game high 28 points and dished out a game high eight assists, shooting 10-for-18 and eight-for-10 from the foul stripe. His minus-10 rating, unfortunately, was third best on Miami. He collected three rebounds and turned the ball over four times.

Offensively, we couldn't score the basketball. You got to put the ball in the basket to win games, and we went for a long time without scoring. - Wade, stating the obvious

Second Star

Kendall Marshall (MIL) 15.7

So that leaves the other four stars, all Milwaukee. None of them had nearly as good a night as did Flash, but the four of them combined for a gamescore of 56.1. For comparism, Miami's top four players (even with Wade's 21.5) equalled 46.7. Marshall led the Bucks with 20 points off the bench, shooting seven-of-eight from the field. He made both of his foul shots and drained four-of-five long distance bombs. He earned a plus-16 rating, three rebounds, four assists, four turnovers, and three fouls in 23:41 on the night.

We played well. We have to find a way to do that for 48 minutes consistently. That's what the great teams do in this league and that's what we're striving to be. - Marshall

Third Star

Jerryd Bayless (MIL) 13.6

Bayless also came off the bench for the Bucks, and played more minutes (29:26) than any of his teammates besides Giannis Antetokounmpo (31:35). He scored 12 points on two-of-five shooting, making one-of-two from deep and all seven of his foul shot attempts. In addition, he dished out a team-high five assists, grabbed four rebounds, and stole the ball twice. He earned a team second-best plus-20 rating, was whistled twice and turned the ball over twice.

Fourth Star

Khris Middleton (MIL) 13.5

Like Bayless and Marshall, Middleton came off the bench for the Bucks, and helped Milwaukee's bench outscore Miami's 60-to-18. He played 23:41, and made six-of-nine from the floor. Two of his buckets were good for three-points, on three attempts, and he led the Bucks with a plus-24 rating. Aside from his 14 points on the night, he earned six rebounds, three steals, two assists, two fouls and two turnovers.

Fifth Star

Jabari Parker (MIL) 13.3

Parker had 14 points in 28:52, hitting six-of-nine two-pointers (all in the first half) and both of his one-pointers. He earned a plus-14 rating, collected three offensive boards, dished out three assists, and made two steals. He also turned the ball over three times, but he did not get called for any fouls.

The Rest

Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 11.3
Mario Chalmers (MIA) 10.0
Chris Bosh (MIA) 7.6
Shabazz Napier (MIA) 7.6
Jared Dudley (MIL) 6.7
James Ennis (MIA) 5.9
Brandon Knight (MIL) 5.3
Zaza Pachulia (MIL) 4.1
Justin Hamilton (MIA) 3.6
Larry Sanders (MIL) 3.5
Josh McRoberts (MIA) 1.2
Shawne Williams (MIA) 0.1
OJ Mayo (MIL) -0.2
Nate Wolters (MIL) -0.4

Dog of the Night

Danny Granger

Granger had a tough night. He played 27:18 and totaled seven points, turning the ball over twice with five personal fouls. He did manage to block two shots and give out one helper, but Miami needs to see more out of the other guys not named Wade, Bosh, and sometimes Chalmers.