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Five Stars: Heat 105, Hornets 100

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Miami ends its losing streak with an all-around team win at home against the Hornets.

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The Five Stars series seeks to place the spotlight on who were the top players in each Miami game, regardless of their own team affiliation. Last night, Miami placed three players amongst the top five.

First Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 24.3

Dragic earned his paycheck last night by leading Miami with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting. He played for 34 minutes, making all eight of his foul shots and missing his only two shots from outside. He added five assists, four rebounds, and two steals. He was called for four personal fouls and turned the ball over twice, finishing the night with a minus-1 rating.

Second Star

Gerald Henderson (CHA) 20.8

Henderson led the Hornets with a game-high 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting, making two-of three from over the rainbow. He made five free throws on five tries, with three rebounds and an assist. He had a plus-6 rating in 31 minutes and did not turn the ball over before getting fouled out.

Third Star

Bismack Biyombo (CHA) 17.8

Biyombo played a game-high 41 minutes, going four-of-six from the field and four-of-six from the line. He had a dozen boards (five offensive), along with four blocks, two helpers and two steals, finishing at minus-2 with four fouls and one turnover.

Fourth Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 15.6

Deng earned a plus-six rating on the night in a game-tying and Heat-high 41 minutes. He made one-of-six from outside, but hit eight-of-11 from inside the arc and both of his free throws. He also had six rebounds, an assist, zero turnovers and did not get called for any fouls.

Fifth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 9.9

Whiteside earned the fifth star of the night, beating out teammate Dwyane Wade by a fraction of a point. He scored 12 points in 22 minutes, going six-of-eight from the floor. He missed his only foul shot and grabbed eight boards, blocking one Hornets shot. He posted a minus-3 rating and was called for five fouls.

The Rest

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 9.7

James Ennis (MIA) 8.8

Marvin Williams (CHA) 8.7

Kemba Walker (CHA) 8.6

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 7.4

Mo Williams (CHA) 7.0

Chris Andersen (MIA) 6.0

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 3.4

PJ Hairston (CHA) 3.4

Jeff Taylor (CHA) 2.5

Lance Stephenson (CHA) 2.3

Mario Chalmers (MIA) 0.7

Jason Maxiell (CHA) 0.0

Noah Vonleh (CHA) -0.8

Dog of the Night

Henry Walker (MIA) -1.1

Walker just played six minutes, missing a two-pointer and a three-pointer. He also collected one rebound.