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Five Stars: Pacers 90, Heat 87

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Paul George led the Pacers with a higher GameScore than any other two players added together.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

First Star

Paul George (IND) 30.6

George played 37:53, leading both teams with 14 field goals, 27 field goal attempts, six free throws, eight free throw attempts, three offensive rebounds, 12 total rebounds, and three steals. He racked up a plus-8 rating and made two-of-six three pointers to close out his statline. His last two foul shots iced the game with less than a minute remaining.

Second Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 20.1

Bosh collected Miami's only double-double of the game, scoring 21 with 11 rebounds. He made seven-of-16 shots overall, including just one-of-five from outside along with two helpers, a steal, and a blocked shot. He was the only Miami starter with a positive plus-minus rating at the end of the night, at plus-6 in a Heat-high 35:10 on the court. His seven free throw attempts, six of which he made, represented more than half of Miami's shots from the foul line.

We were getting stops, and then we weren't. - Bosh

Third Star

Justise Winslow (MIA) 10.3

Winslow makes his first appearance in the Five Stars series after ranking second on the Heat with 13 points, scored on six-of-10 shooting. He made his only free throw, posting a plus-10 overall rating with eight total rebounds and this assist. His physical play led to a game-high five personal fouls called on him in 30:52, which ranked third on the team despite his appearing off the bench.

Fourth Star

George Hill (IND) 9.8

George Hill (and his unfortunate lifestyle choices) played a game-high 39:58 and ranked second on the Pacers with a dozen points. He made three-of-four shots from outside, missing both of his two-point attempts and going three-of-five from the line. He added four helpers throughout the game, somehow collecting zero rebounds (the only player from either team to not have at least one).

Fifth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 9.3

Under most circumstances, Hassan Whiteside's GS of 9.3 wouldn't have been enough to appear amongst the nightly Five Stars, but he "met the standard," as it were. He hit four-of-10 from the field in his 33:07, missing his only foul shot while grabbing a team-high 11 boards and blocking four shots to go with his eight total points. He also had a steal and posted a minus-23 rating through the game.

Five Stars Standings

Wade 29
Bosh 28
Whiteside 21
Dragic 11
Johnson 6
Winslow 5
Deng 2

Thanks for following along with our Five Stars series. For more on the Pacers, go to Indy Cornrows. If you'd like to read up on Miami's next opponent (Sunday at 6PM), head on over to Raptors HQ. In the meantime, check Hot Hot Hoops frequently for updates on everything Heat-related.