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Hassan Whiteside woke up in the second half to earn his third First Star of the season. Also in the Top Five, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

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First Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 25.0

Whiteside played a game-high 37:38 for the Heat and racked up the game's only double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds (three offensive). He shot 10-for-13 from the floor and two-for-four from the stripe, co-leading the team with a plus-12 rating. He also pitched in with five blocked shots, two steals and a dime. Most of his numbers happened in the second half, when he went a perfect eight-for-eight from the floor with nine boards and three of his blocked shots while playing all but 29 seconds.

I just bought a MacBook, an Apple computer, for bouncing a ball too hard. My bad. - Whiteside, on his third quarter technical foul, one of four for Miami.

Second Star

Damian Lillard (POR) 24.4

Lillard started at point guard for the Blazers and played all 12 minutes of the first quarter, scoring 10 with four assists. He eventually led his team with 37:24, scoring a game-high 32 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field and nine-of-11 from the line. He made three-of-nine from outside with a plus-5 rating, along with nine assists, two rebounds and a steal.

That's a lot of points to give up in a half. It's hard to win when you give up that many. - Lillard, on the Blazers giving up 64 points in the second half.

Third Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 21.9

Bosh led Miami with 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting, also making three-of-seven from deep. He scored 18 of his points in the second half. Over the course of the game, he went four-for-five from the line in 30:52, with a game-high-tying plus-12 rating, six boards, four dimes, and two steals.

Fourth Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 17.6

Wade scored 18 points with seven assists in 27:22. He made six-of-11 shots from the field and six-of-nine from the charity stripe, adding two rebounds, two steals, and a plus-1 rating.

As coach always says, you become a good team when you start enjoying what others are doing. - Wade

Fifth Star

Al-Farouq Aminu (POR) 17.0

Aminu scored all of his 16 points in the first half, going six-for-nine, including four-for-seven from outside. He also had four rebounds, three steals, and two assists, completing the night at minus-7.

The Rest

*CJ McCollum (POR) 14.3

McCollum narrowly missed the Five Stars with 20 points scored in 33:24, with six assists and three boards.

Luol Deng (MIA) 13.2

Gerald Green (MIA) 12.9

*Goran Dragic (MIA) 12.5

Dragic was well on his way to a Five Star performance, with eight points and eight assists in 27 minutes before getting ejected late in the third quarter.

Justise Winslow (MIA) 8.7

Meyers Leonard (POR) 8.3

Allen Crabbe (POR) 7.4

Mason Plumlee (POR) 6.4

Ed Davis (POR) 4.3

Maurice Harkless (POR) 2.6

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 1.3

Beno Udrih (MIA) 0.6

Tim Frazier (POR) 0.0

Gerald Henderson (POR) -0.4

Noah Vonleh (POR) -1.3

Five Stars Standings



Chris Bosh


Dwyane Wade


Hassan Whiteside


Goran Dragic


Tyler Johnson


Luol Deng


Gerald Green


Justise Winslow


Josh McRoberts




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