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Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh looked pretty good, but six Celtics were amongst the top eight players of Monday night's loss in Miami.

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First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 24.5

Wade spent 31:32 on the court for the Heat and led everyone with 30 points and five steals. He shot 12-for-24 overall and sunk all six of his free throw attempts, also adding four rebounds and closing the night with a minus-7 rating.

They played their game from the start. They were the desperate team tonight. - Wade

Second Star

Avery Bradley (BOS) 24.2

Bradley led the Celtics with 39:15 on the floor, and also led the club with 25 points. He shot nine-of-15 overall from the field and drained half of his six three-point shot attempts. He also made all four free throw shots while registering three steals, three assists, two rebounds and one blocked shot. His plus-18 rating ranked him second in the game behind teammate Jae Crowder's plus-23.

I felt like we came out from the beginning of the game and had a defensive mindset. - Bradley

Third Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 18.4

Bosh led all players with 39:20 of floor time, and tied for a game high 10 rebounds (with Boston's Amir Johnson). He scored 21 points on eight-of-17 shooting, including two-of-five from deep and three-of-three from the foul stripe. He helped Miami's cause further with five dimes, a steal, a block, and a plus-4 overall rating.

We had some stretches where we were able to change the momentum, but for the most part those skirmishes, loose balls, they were able to impact those more consistently. In the end, even though our offense was inconsistent down the stretch, those plays really impacted the momentum, the will and feel of the game. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Fourth Star

Jared Sullinger (BOS) 15.6

Sullinger made 70% of his field goals on the night, shooting a very efficient seven-of-10 in 33:47. He totaled 17 points overall, also making one-of-two from beyond the arc and two-of-three from the foul line, adding six boards, three helpers and, a steal and a plus-17 rating for the game.

Fifth Star

Evan Turner (BOS) 14.9

With 13 points and six rebounds, Turner closes out with the Fifth Star of Miami's 16th game of the season. In 32:03 off the bench for the Celtics, he shot five-of-11 overall and three-of-four from the charity stripe. He also had three steals, three assists, and a plus-16 rating by the end of the contest.

The Rest

Jae Crowder (BOS) 14.8

Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 13.6

Amir Johnson (BOS) 12.4

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 10.5

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 8.4

Gerald Green (MIA) 6.1

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 5.2

Goran Dragic (MIA) 4.0

Kelly Olynyk (BOS) 2.9

Justise Winslow (MIA) 1.8

David Lee (BOS) 1.5

Jonas Jerebko (BOS) 0.8

Terry Rozier (BOS) -1.0

Thursday night the Heat will host the OKC Thunder back in the triple-A. Catch it live on TNT at 7PM, check here for the GameThread about half an hour prior, and always keep Hot Hot Hoops in mind if you're ever craving a midday (or midnight) fix on the once (thrice) and future champs. CelticsBlog has more on Boston, but if you go there, take a thick skin with you.

Five Stars Standings

Chris Bosh 79
Hassan Whiteside 67
Dwyane Wade 56
Goran Dragic 17
Tyler Johnson 16
Luol Deng 11
Gerald Green 10
Justise Winslow 5
Mario Chalmers 2