John Wall (WAS) 25.4
Wall appeared for a total of 38:20, and led the Wizards with a game-high tying 26 points. He shot nine-of-13 overall, including his only three point attempt, and seven-of-seven from the line. He added seven assists, a defensive rebound, a steal, and a game-high tying plus-16 rating.
I'm probably one of the toughest people you'll see. I'm a competitor. I can't say if it wasn't broke I wouldn't play because I did that before, but it was just a time that we really want to play well. - Wall, showing remarkable humility
Dwyane Wade (MIA) 24.2
Wade led the Heat in nearly every offensive category for the night, tying Wall's output with 26 points and beating him with nine helpers. Wade shot 12-for-15 from the floor and made his only two foul shot attempts, adding seven rebounds and a steal in his 31:36, closing the game with an even plus-minus rating. His GS% (GameScore adjusted for minutes played and set so that a GS of 30 in 36 minutes played will equal 100) was a game high 91.9.
This is the NBA right now. Welcome to this league. Everybody has a speed-space lineup. You have to be able to adapt, you have to be able to contain the basketball and keep the ball out of the paint with different lineups. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
Gary Neal (WAS) 20.8
Neal played 36:22 and shot nine-for-12 from the court, sinking three of his four three-pointers to total 21 points for the Wizards. He matched teammate John Wall's game-high plus-16 rating on the night, pitching in four assists, two steals, and a rebound.
If you play at that intensity level every night, it (doesn't) matter who you have available. - Wizards coach Randy Wittman
Chris Bosh (MIA) 18.9
Bosh scored 18 points in a team-leading 36:21 for Miami, shooting five-for-11 from the field overall and seven-of-eight from the line. He had a Heat-high nine rebounds on the night (including two offensive), while dishing out four dimes, rejecting two shots, and stealing the ball once. Bosh sunk one of his three three-point shot attempts and closed the night with a team-high plus-4 rating.
It was a travel. No, I didn't watch it. There's no need to watch it. I know what happened. ... You can't travel. It's a travel. You can't go to the rim and catch your own ball when you come down. - Bosh, who was ejected after forcibly voicing his opinion on what turned out to be the game-clinching call with 1:10 remaining in the contest.
Goran Dragic (MIA) 18.1
Dragic made seven-of-12 shots and half of his four three-pointers, also making all four of his foul shots in 34 minutes on the night. He tied Wade with nine assists to lead the Heat, with three rebounds, a steal, and a minus-1 rating to go with his 20 overall points. Weirdly, it was the first time this season that Dragic has appeared in the Five Stars at a position other than third.
Otto Porter (WAS) 13.8
*Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 13.6
Whiteside was perfect from the floor, making all seven of his shots for 14 points in 23:02. He added four boards and three blocks.
Bradley Beal (WAS) 10.8
Jared Dudley (WAS) 9.1
*Ramon Sessions (WAS) 6.9
Sessions played just 13:57 in total, scoring a dozen points on five-of-seven shooting with three rebounds and an assist.
*Josh McRoberts (MIA) 6.5
McRoberts scored nine points on four-of-seven shooting in 14:33. He had two boards, a dime and a theft.
*Ryan Hollins (WAS) 6.1
Hollins played 14:25 and scored four points with five rebounds (four offensive) a blocked shot.
Gerald Green (MIA) 5.1
Tyler Johnson (MIA) 3.0
Garrett Temple (WAS) 2.5
Josh Richardson (MIA) -0.5
Kris Humphries (WAS) -0.6
DaJuan Blair (WAS) -0.7
Justise Winslow (MIA) -1.4
Five Stars Standings
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