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Five Stars: Heat 92, Jazz 91

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Miami wins their third straight contest despite a First Star performance from opposing big-man Derrick Favors.

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First Star

Derrick Favors (UT) 30.4

Favors led all players with 39:45 and tied Chris Bosh with a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting. He went five-of-seven from the foul stripe and made it a double-double with 12 rebounds (five offensive). He added seven blocks, three steals, and two dimes. His plus-11 rating led Utah for the night.

You want to win, but at the same time to get the effort that we got tonight you can't be too upset with some of the performances that some of our guys gave. You can be upset with the result. - Jazz coach Quin Snyder

Second Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 20.2

Bosh led Miami's starters with a plus-12 rating, finishing second in the game only to Josh McRoberts' plus-14. In a team-high 36:18, he made nine-of-18 shots, including one-of-three from outside. From the foul line, he sunk six-of-nine attempts, and added eight rebounds, four assists, and a season-high four blocked shots. Bosh was quick to push credit to Tyler Johnson, who moved solidly into Miami's rotation as the unquestioned second guard since the trade of Mario Chalmers to the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this week.

Tyler is awesome. He can play. He's had a great camp, he comes in and he works hard every day, works on his weaknesses, goes out there and lays it on the line and competes. He's literally started from the bottom and worked his way up into playing a very huge role for this team. - Bosh

Third Star

Alec Burks (UT) 16.2

Burks, one of three Utah players with over 20 points on the night, scored 24 points off the bench for the Jazz in 34:47. He shot nine-for-16 and made all three of his three-point shot attempts, also going three-of-four from the line. He posted a plus-9 rating and added three rebounds, two assists and a steal to what turned out to be a losing effort.

I saw two very competitive, physical, gritty teams getting after it. This was a throwback game to the `90s, just how physical it was, both teams committed to making it tough for the other team offensively. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Fourth Star

Gordon Hayward (UT) 14.7

Hayward earned the Fourth Star with 37:53 on the floor, earning a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds on the night. He went seven-for-21 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line, along with three helpers and a plus-8 rating.

We got some really good looks tonight. We just weren't able to knock them down. For whatever reason they didn't fall. The good news is we got the shots we wanted.

Fifth Star

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 14.4

Johnson closes out the Five Stars after 29:29 on the floor. He scored 17 points on eight-of-12 shooting, including one-for-one from distance. He also posted a plus-5 rating, along with four rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal.

Now, it's on. That's what I said to him: `Game on. You're not the third guard now.' And we have every confidence in him. - Heat president Pat Riley

So where was Hassan Whiteside during all this? Well, he was earning an honorable mention, thanks for asking. Although he only scored nine points on the night, he kept his other statistics right where we expect them, with 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Five Stars Standings

Player 
TP
Bosh 54
Whiteside 39
Wade 29
Dragic 11
Deng 8
Johnson 8
Winslow 5
Chalmers 2

Miami's now off until Tuesday, when they continue their seven-game homestand by hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves. For more on them, go to Canis Hoopus. Jazz news can be found at SLC Dunk - and you know what to do if you want to know more about the Heat.