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Despite being short their top three players, the Heat came out on top of the Hawks by four points on Friday night.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

First Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 30.8

Deng is appearing in his 13th Five Star article with his first "First Star" performance. He led the shorthanded Heat by playing 37:31 overall, with a game-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting. He made seven-of-10 free throws and one-of-three from outside, with a team-high 11 rebounds, four steals, and a game-high plus-16 rating.

We knew we were missing those guys. We knew we had to come out with a lot of energy. Throughout the whole game we did a good job of keeping the pace up. - Deng, on playing with only nine healthy bodies.

Second Star

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 21.3

McRoberts turned heads with a game that was head-and-shoulders above anything else he has done while with the Heat, opening some eyes to the fact that he can still get the job done. He came off the bench for 29:49, making eight-of-13 from the floor and three-of-five from deep, scoring 19 points. He added a game-high-tying 10 assists with six rebounds, finishing up the night at plus-1. It was only his second appearance in the Five Stars.

Third Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 19.7

Dragic makes his 16th appearance in the Five Stars, starting at point guard for Miami and scoring 17 points with 10 helpers, which meant that three Miami players finished with double-doubles. He made six-of-14 shots, including one-of-four from over the rainbow and four-of-five from the stripe, along with five boards, four steals and a plus-3 rating in 33:29.

Fourth Star

Jeff Teague (ATL) 19.6

Teague, a 6'2" point guard in his seventh season out of Wake Forest, turned hi Atlanta's top performance of the night by totaling 23 points on nine-of-14 shooting, including three-of-seven from three-point range. Teague played 29:13, dishing out seven assists with a steal and two rebounds, making both of his free throws and fouling out in the fourth quarter with a minus-3 rating.

I do believe in the character of our group, but at some point it has to happen on the court. - Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer

Fifth Star

Dennis Schroder (ATL) 13.9

Schroder played 21:15 off the bench for the Hawks, ranking seventh on the club in minutes but outplaying most of his teammates. A three-year veteran out of Germany, Schroder scored 16 points on six-of-10 shooting, making two-of-three from outside and two-of-two from the line, with six helpers, three rebounds, a steal and a block, posting a team-high plus-7 rating.

The Rest

Al Horford (ATL) 13.2

Gerald Green (MIA) 12.7

Kyle Korver (ATL) 11.5

Justise Winslow (MIA) 10.0

Mike Scott (ATL) 9.5

Paul Millsap (ATL) 7.8

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 6.6

Josh Richardson (MIA) 6.6

Thabo Sefolosha (ATL) 5.9

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 4.1

Kent Bazemore (ATL) 2.8

Mike Muscala (ATL) 1.6

Tim Hardaway (ATL) -0.1

Beno Udrih (MIA) -1.1

Five Stars Standings

Player

TP

COUNT

Chris Bosh

213

33

Dwyane Wade

199

31

Hassan Whiteside

145

25

Goran Dragic

79

16

Luol Deng

64

13

Gerald Green

35

9

Tyler Johnson

32

7

Josh McRoberts

12

2

Amar’e Stoudemire

10

1

Beno Udrih

10

3

Justise Winslow

9

2

GOAT

2

1

Miami closes the book this season with a 3-1 record against Atlanta. Their next game will see them open up a three-game homestand against the Washington Wizards, tonight at 7:30 PM.