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Five Stars: Heat 99, Cavaliers 84

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The Heat defeated the visiting Cavaliers by 15 points, but it wasn't nearly as close as it looked.

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Today's edition of Five Stars for the first time features all five players from one team. Five of the good guys featured better than any of the bad guys - although each team had six of the top 12 players.

First Star

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 16.5

Johnson came off the bench as Miami’s relief point/shooting guard, and tied Dwyane Wade with a game-high 19 points in 29:32 on the floor. He shot six-for-10 from the field, making two-of-five from outside and five-of-six from the foul stripe, adding five rebounds, two dimes, a steal and a blocked shot, closing out at plus-13 for the night.

Second Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 16.2

Wade started at shooting guard for the Heat, and also scored a game-high 19 points. He played 28:53 and shot eight-of-14 from the field. He made three-of-five free throws, five rebounds, four assists and a steal with a plus-6 rating.

It would have been great to play against LeBron. We'll see him next time. - Wade

Third Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 13.1

Dragic, starting at point guard and totaling 30:31 for Miami on the night, led the team with a plus-22 rating. He shot seven-for-11 from the field, including three-of-five from outside. Although he did not attempt a free throw, he further helped the Heat to a win with a team-high eight assists, and two rebounds.

From the first minute until the end, we played hard on defense and the offense is clicking a little better. - Dragic

Fourth Star

Chris Bosh (MIA) 12.9

Bosh led all players with 35:45 of court time, scoring 14 points on a very efficient five-of-six show from the field, including his only three point shot attempt. He also made three-of-five free throws with six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots, finishing up with a plus-13 rating.

A good professional win. I liked our guys' approach. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Fifth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 12.0

Whiteside had an "off" night. He scored only seven points, making two-of-three from the paint and three-of-seven from the charity stripe. He did lead both teams with nine rebounds (two offensive) and five blocked shots. He also added a steal and a plus-12 rating. His five blocks raised his already NBA-leading figure to 4.56 blocks per game.

The Rest

Timofey Mozgov (CLE) 8.6

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 7.6

Jared Cunningham (CLE) 7.5

Tristan Thompson (CLE) 6.3

James Jones (CLE) 6.3

Richard Jefferson (CLE) 6.0

Matthew Dellevedova (CLE) 5.9

Gerald Green (MIA) 5.8

JR Smith (CLE) 4.0

Sasha Kaun (CLE) 3.3

Anderson Varejao (CLE) 2.4

Beno Udrih (MIA) 1.7

Kevin Love (CLE) -0.7

Maurice Williams (CLE) -1.0

Jason Richardson (CLE) -1.5

Udonis Haslem (MIA) -2.0

Justise Winslow (MIA) -2.5

Five Stars Standings

Player Total Points
Chris Bosh 85
Dwyane Wade 74
Hassan Whiteside 69
Goran Dragic 29
Tyler Johnson 26
Luol Deng 11
Gerald Green 10
Justise Winslow 5
Josh McRoberts 4
Mario Chalmers 2

Monday night at 7:30 PM, the Heat are back at it again, hosting the Washington Wizards at the AAA. For more on the Cavs, go to Fear The Sword. Bullets Forever has the Wiz, and of course, keep it here for the Heat.