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Five Stars: Heat 97, Thunder 95

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Despite securing a victory only at the last second, Miami placed four players amongst the top five performers of the night.

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First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 19.8

Wade scored his game-high 28 points in 33:08 on an 11-for-21 performance. He went six-for-nine from the stripe with four rebounds and four assists, stealing the ball a single time and winding up with a minus-3 rating. This is Wade's eighth time among the top five performers, and always either first, second, or third star.

Like a playoff atmosphere. For our young team, that hasn't been in many of these kind of games, it was great. - Wade

Second Star

Russell Westbrook (OKC) 16.7

OKC's starting point guard led his team with 34:27 on the court and tied all-star teammate Kevin Durant for the team lead with 25 points. He shot nine-for-21, including two-of-seven from deep while hitting five-of-seven free throws. Westbrook also contributed with nine defensive rebounds, five assists, and a cumulative plus-minus of seven-below-zero.

We got some shots that we usually make. We just missed them. - Westbrook

Third Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 16.5

Dragic appears in the five stars for the first time since the fifth game of the season. Quirkily, he's appeared only at the third star. He led all players with 36:29 at starting point guard for the Heat, shooting six-of-11 from the floor and two for-two from outside for a total of 14 points. His plus-10 rating went along with seven dimes, two steals, and three boards.

Everybody lives for these moments. - Dragic

Fourth Star

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 14.6

McRoberts turns in his first Five Star performance of the season, passing Mario Chalmers into eighth on the season's leaderboard. He was by far the best per-minute performer on the floor, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal in just 18:53 off the bench for the Heat. He shot five-for-seven from the field and two-of-two from the foul line, posting a plus-6 rating.

"My stomach's in knots. These guys love it. They love it. This is what you play for. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Fifth Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 13.7

Bosh played 34:55 altogether as Miami's starting power forward, leading both teams with a plus-20 rating. He shot seven-of-17 from the field, including just one-of-five from deep and one-of-two from the stripe, with a team-high tying eight rebounds, two helpers and two steals.

Back and forth and back and forth. These are the games you want to play in. - Bosh

The Rest

Kevin Durant (OKC) 13.5

Dion Waiters (OKC) 12.7

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 10.3

Steven Adams (OKC) 8.8

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 8.0

Andre Robertson (OKC) 7.5

Enes Kanter (OKC) 7.4

Serge Ibaka (OKC) 5.5

Justise Winslow (MIA) 4.0

Josh Richardson (MIA) 1.6

Kyle Singler (OKC) 0.0

Nick Collison (OKC) -0.4

Gerald Green (MIA) -1.3

DJ Augustin (OKC) -1.7

Anthony Morrow (OKC) -3.2

So. 38 lead changes, neither team lead by more than six, and Miami ends up on top. It's a good time to be a Heat fan. Check in tomorrow night as the Heat take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.