Thanks to the NBA's premiere statistics website, www.basketball-reference.com, we have the use of the Game Score metric. We can take a quick look at the box score and see who the "heroes of the day" were.
First Star: Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh was on the floor for just under 26 minutes last night, ranking sixth on the Heat. He scored a team high 14 points (Ramon Sessions had 15, four other players were tied with 13) on four-of-10 shooting while going a perfect six-for-six from the charity stripe. He also dropped three dimes, collected five boards and made a pair of blocks. He was the only player to finish the first half in double digits, and ended the game with a 14.4 Game Score, his 28th best showing of the season.
Second Star: John Henson
Henson played just under 30 minutes, collecting the only double double of the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He shot six-for-11 from the field. Incredibly, eight of his 10 rebounds were on the offensive side of the floor. He also had two assists and two steals, finishing up with a 14.3 Game Score, just behind Bosh. It was his 11th best score of the season.
Third Star: Toney Douglas
Douglas led the Heat with 38:31 on the floor. He shot five-of-10 including one-of-four from deep on his way to 13 points. In addition, he made nine assists and collected four rebounds. His plus-17 rating ranked him second in the game behind LeBron James' plus-19. His 11.9 Game Score ranked as his second best performance of the season.
Miami's next challenge will be on Monday night as the Heat welcome the Toronto Raptors to the AmericanAirlines Arena for a 7:30 tipoff. Make sure to keep it locked down at Hot Hot Hoops for all of your breaking Heat news.