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Five Stars: Heat 96, Wolves 84

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In Miami's 12-point win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, a few Heat players stood above the rest with their performances.

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First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 20.9

Wade hit 11-of-19 from the field, including one very long three-pointer in 31:11 on the court. He also had five rebounds, three steals, and two assists, finishing with a game-high plus-23 rating despite a two-for-five night from the foul line.

I just watched it on Instagram and I (saw) the team. A lot of guys knew it was in when I shot it. Just a cool moment. - Wade, speaking of his 60-foot buzzer beater at the end of the first half.

Second Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 15.2

Bosh put up 16 points on five-of-11 shooting, including one-of-two from deep and five-of-six from the foul line. He made it a double-double with 12 rebounds, all at the defensive end, adding two helpers and a steal to the effort. He ended up posting a plus-3 rating in his 28:05 on the floor.

We're forcing misses, we're having a lot of contested shots, really I'm just able to take care of rebounding. We just have to make them miss. - Bosh, crediting defense for his rebounding total

Third Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 12.7

Dragic played 31:11, scored 18 points on seven-of-12 shooting, going one-of-three from three-point territory and three-of-four from the stripe. He posted a plus-18 rating, three rebounds and two assists.

I'm just getting back on track. I'm getting more comfortable with the system and the teammates. - Dragic

Fourth Star

Shabazz Muhammad (MIN) 11.6

Despite coming off the bench, Muhammad tied for the team lead with 14 points on the night, secured on five-of-10 shooting. He made four-of-five from the line and missed his only three-point attempt, adding six rebounds (four offensive), an assist and a block. He earned a plus-6 rating in 22:38 altogether.

We didn't play like a team tonight. We played like a bunch of individuals. That's something we have to learn. I know we have a lot of young guys, but it's about winning. - Muhammad

Fifth Star

Ricky Rubio (MIN) 11.5

Rubio scored nine points with a game-high five assists and three steals. He made just two-of-six shots but sunk all five of his free throws. He ended up with a minus-17 rating in 23:50.

Honorable Mention

The only reason Hassan Whiteside didn't figure into the Five Stars last night was due to his seven turnovers and five personal fouls. He had a dozen points with nine rebounds and his customary four blocks on the night in 29:42, posting a plus-14 rating.

Five Star Standings

Wade 29
Bosh 21
Whiteside 20
Dragic 11
Johnson 6
Deng 2

It's a quick turnaround for the Heat, who will face the Indiana Pacers tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tune in here at Hot Hot Hoops for the live gamethread, starting at 7:30. Read more about the Wolves at Canis Hoopus. Check out the Pacers at Indy Cornrows.