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Five Stars: Heat 88, Nets 84

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You probably already know who came out on top - but who else is to thank for last night's win?

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

I used the statistics available at, namely, the GameScore metric to rank last night's performances.

First Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 19.3

Bosh led the HEAT with 39:01 on the court, with a game high 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting. He made three-of-four shots from outside and half of his six free throw attempts. He also racked up a plus-7 rating, five rebounds, two assists and a steal, with four fouls and a single turnover.

A must win, it didn't matter who we played - Bosh

Second Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 17.5

Wade finished just behind Bosh with 25 points on nine-of-20 shooting, missing his only three point attempt in 33:41. He made seven-of-nine from the foul line, with a team best seven assists and a team worst five turnovers. He also added six rebounds, two steals, and two fouls, with a plus-2 rating.

Third Star

Deron Williams (BRK) 15.6

Williams came off the bench for 26:04, making five-of-10 shots for 13 points, along with two-of-two foul shots. He made one-of-two from beyond the arc, dishing out eight assists and grabbing six rebounds with a steal. He finished with a plus-1 rating, two personal fouls and no turnovers.

Fourth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 14.6

Whiteside only scored 11 points on the night, but he did it on five-of-seven shooting with 10 boards and five blocked shots. He played 27:08 and made his only foul shot attempt with a minus-1 rating, one steal, one turnover and one personal foul.

It might not look like I'm there, but I'm there. - Whiteside

Fifth Star

Brook Lopez (BRK) 13.5

Lopez scored 16 points off the bench for Brooklyn, on six-of-11 shooting and four-of-four from the charity stripe. He earned a plus-5 rating on the night, with seven rebounds, a block, a steal, three fouls, and a turnover.

The Rest

Chris Andersen (MIA) 10.1

Mason Plumlee (BRK) 10.0

Joe Johnson (BRK) 8.9

Mirza Teletovic (BRK) 5.9

Luol Deng (MIA) 5.8

Kevin Garnett (BRK) 3.3

Jarrett Jack (BRK) 3.3

Norris Cole (MIA) 2.9

James Ennis (MIA) 2.6

Danny Granger (MIA) 1.3

Mario Chalmers (MIA) -0.6

Sergey Karasev (BRK) -0.6

Bojan Bogdanovic (BRK) -0.8

Dog of the Night

Alan Anderson (BRK) -3.1

Although Anderson topped every other player on either team with a plus-11 rating while on the floor for 23:32, he did it without scoring, missing both shots he took and committing five fouls with a turnover. He made a steal and grabbed one defensive rebound.

For more on the Nets, go to NetsDaily.

Thanks for reading more about last night's game. Tune in next time as the HEAT take on the Trail Blazers in Portland.