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Miami never trailed this one, breaking a two-game losing streak while placing four players in the Five Stars.

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First Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 20.6

Whiteside scored a game-high 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting, also leading everyone with 19 rebounds for the game. He earned a double-double (and then some) before the halftime break, with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Four of his boards were registered on the offensive glass, and he also ranked second with a plus-23 rating. Whiteside played a total of 32:19, making one-of-two free throws and blocking one single shot, earning his seventh First Star and his 20th overall appearance.

I'm just trying to get my All-Star ratings up. - Whiteside

Second Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 18.8

The Dragon made his 11th appearance with his highest "star" of the season (he hadn't earned better than a third star until last night). He made seven-of-12 overall shots, including one-of-two from outside to finish with 15 total points. Dragic played 30:32 and did not visit the foul line, making seven assists, grabbing four rebounds, and stealing the ball three times. He ended up leading all players with a plus-27 rating.

Third Star

Zaza Pachulia (DAL) 15.5

Dallas' only representative amongst the games' top five players was Pachulia, who earned a double-double with 13 boards and 14 points in 25:02. He drained five-of-nine from the floor and four-of-five from the stripe, earning an assist, a steal, and a blocked shot along with a game-low-tying minus-15 rating.

Fourth Star

Gerald Green (MIA) 14.2

Green came off the bench to play 33:07 for Miami, and made eight-of-13 shots from the field and two-of-four from outside. He sank his only free throw attempt, earning a plus-17 rating with his three rebounds and two assists on the night. It was his fifth appearance in the Five Stars.

Fifth Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 12.6

Wade only played for 18:47, ranking 16th in the game and eighth on the Heat due to flu-like symptoms that kept him out of the starting lineup. Despite that, he ranked near the top in per-minute productivity, behind only Udonis Haslem (three minutes) on the Heat and Javale McGee (10 minutes) on the Mavs. He played most of his minutes in the third quarter, making four-of-four shots in 11 minutes on the floor. Overall, he scored 10 points with seven dimes, two rebounds and a steal with a plus-5 rating on the night. It was his 19th appearance in the Five Stars.

The Rest

Chris Bosh (MIA) 10.7

33:47, six-for-16, three-for-six from distance, seven rebounds, four assists, 16 points.

Wesley Matthews (DAL) 8.8

31:23, four-for-seven from deep, four rebounds, 12 points.

Javale McGee (DAL) 7.1

9:29, three-for-five, two rebounds, one block, one steal, six points.

Deron Williams (DAL) 6.9

20:28, three-for-nine, six rebounds, nine points.

Luol Deng (MIA) 6.4

29:31, three-for-seven, four rebounds, one assist, nine points.

Raymond Felton (DAL) 6.4

21:56, four points, five assists, three rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 6.1

28:53, 11 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal.

Just not a good night overall, on both ends of the floor. - Nowitzki

John Jenkins (DAL) 4.4

8:09, three-for-four, one rebound, one steal, six points.

Chandler Parsons (DAL) 4.2

27:05, four points, five rebounds, four assists, one block.

Tyler Johnson (MIA) 2.8

25:29, eight points, three rebounds.

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 2.7

2:58, two points, two rebounds.

JJ Barea (DAL) 2.0

26:04, six points, five assists.

Beno Udrih (MIA) 1.9

21:16, two points, three boards, two assists.

Dwight Powell (DAL) 1.5

13:48, zero-for-five, one point, five offensive boards, one steal.

Jeremy Evans (DAL) 1.3

6:20, one rebound, one steal.

Charlie Villanueva (DAL) 0.7

20:49, four-for-11, two rebounds, nine points.

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) -0.1

9:16, two rebounds, one assist.

Chris Andersen (MIA) -0.7

2:58, one rebound.

Devin Harris (DAL) -1.4


Prior Three Games (excuses....)

Going into last night's game, I had missed the prior three contests and their related Five Stars rankings. The win over the Magic and the two losses yielded the following Five Stars:

Miami 108, Orlando 101

Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
Nikola Vucevic
Goran Dragic
Elfrid Payton

Brooklyn 111, Miami 105

Chris Bosh
Dwyane Wade
Wayne Ellington
Jarrett Jack
Hassan Whiteside

Memphis 99, Miami 90 (OT)

Marc Gasol
Dwyane Wade
Zach Randolph
Goran Dragic
Mike Conley

Five Stars Standings

After 32 games, Miami's Five Stars are pretty much the starting five.



Chris Bosh


Dwyane Wade


Hassan Whiteside


Goran Dragic


Luol Deng


Tyler Johnson


Gerald Green


Beno Udrih


Justise Winslow


Josh McRoberts


For more on the Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball. Next up for Miami is the Washington Wizards. The Heat will hold serve at the AmericanAirlines Arena at 6PM on Sunday night.