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Five Stars: Pacers 106, HEAT 95

The HEAT lose their third in a row and their sixth in eight to the ghost of the Indiana Pacers. "Standout" is a relative term.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

First Star

CJ Miles (IND) 20.6

Miles led the Pacers with 33:32 of floor time, and he did it coming off the bench. He led both teams with 25 points on the night, going five-of-10 from long distance but just one-of-six inside the arc. He made eight-of-10 free throws with a plus-11 rating, seven defensive rebounds, four assists, a block, a steal, a turnover and a foul.

It shouldn't take us to get hit to bounce back. It's just about us going out there with a focus from the jump every day. - Miles

Second Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 17.0

Wade led five Miami players in double figures with 20 points on a nine-of-20 performance from the field. He missed both of his three-point shots and made both of his free throw attempts. He led the team with three blocked shots, two steals and seven assists, also finishing with a minus-7 rating, two rebounds, four fouls and a single turnover in a game-high 38:01.

We didn't close the quarter out good at all. That's been our Achilles heel all season, it's been the fourth quarter. - Wade

Third Star

George Hill (IND) 13.1

Hill ranked second on the Pacers with 31:25 on the court. He racked up 20 points on seven-of-14 shooting, making half of his four three-pointers and each of his four free throw attempts. He finished up with a Pacers-low minus-2 rating, three rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot, four fouls and a turnover.

Fourth Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 12.9

Bosh led the HEAT with eight rebounds in 37:41, and ranked second with 18 points on seven-of-14 shooting. He had a game low rating of minus-13, with two fouls and an assist. He made two-of-four three-pointers and two of his three foul shots.

Fifth Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 11.9

Deng was one of only two Miami players to finish with a shooting percentage over 50% (Danny Granger finished six-for-nine). Deng shot six-for-11, missed two three-pointers and made three-of-five from the stripe. He posted a minus-7 rating and scored a total of 15 points, with three rebounds, and three assists in 32:19.

Hey, what the heck, let's go for 10 today!

Sixth Star

Chris Andersen (MIA) 10.8

The Birdman played 20:36 and scored 11 points on three-of-seven shooting, along with a five-for-six show from the foul line. He posted a minus-3 rating and grabbed seven boards with two blocked shots, earning two fouls in the process.

Seventh Star

David West (IND) 10.6

West scored 10 points in 30:31, on four-of-seven shooting with a game-best plus-13 rating. He made his only three-pointer and his only foul shot, adding six boards, four dimes, a steal, a block, two turnovers and a foul.

Eighth Star

Roy Hibbert (IND) 9.5

Indiana's big guy in the middle totaled 10 points on four-of-eight shooting in 29:18. He made both of his tries from the line, with a plus-4 rating, a game-high 10 rebounds, three assists, two fouls and two turnovers.

Ninth Star

CJ Watson (IND) 9.3

Watson rounded out Indiana's group of five players in double figures on the night, going three-for-four from the field and four-of-four from the line. He made his only three-pointer to finish up with 11 points in 21:26. In addition, he had four helpers, two boards, a block, three turnovers, four fouls and a plus-10 rating.

10th Star (tie)

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 8.6

Whiteside played 19:50 overall, with six points, seven rebounds and three blocks. He made three-of-six shots with a minus-11 rating and two fouls.

Danny Granger (MIA) 8.6

Granger pitched in 14 points for the HEAT in 25:20, hitting six-of-nine shots (the best shooting night of anyone on either team). He made two-of-four from outside with three rebounds and a steal, along with a minus-6 rating, four fouls and two turnovers.

The other eight guys

Solomon Hill (IND) 6.8
Rodney Stuckey (IND) 5.7
Luis Scola (IND) 4.9
Norris Cole (MIA) 3.9
Chris Copeland (IND) 2.9
Lavoy Allen (IND) 1.5
Mario Chalmers (MIA) 0.4
Shawne Williams (MIA) -1.2

Next up for the HEAT is a visit to Houston, where they'll take on the 22-9 Rockets.