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Five Stars: Warriors 118, Heat 112

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Miami led Golden State for the better part of three quarters, but the big guns of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had too many bullets for the Heat to dodge.

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First Star

Stephen Curry (GSW) 31.6

Curry, Golden State's seven-year man out of Davidson College, played 35:35 starting at point guard for the Warriors. He earned a plus-seven rating, scoring a game-high 42 points on 14-of-29 shooting, including six-of-12 from outside and eight-for-eight from the stripe. Curry also had seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, a steal, and seven turnovers on the night.

Second Star

Klay Thompson (GSW) 26.6

Thompson, a product of Washington State in his fifth season (and the second in this particular backcourt with an NBA pedigree), played 33:54 on the night at shooting guard. He hit 13-of-25 shots with a four-for-eight show from deep and a three-for-three night from the line. He earned a plus-nine rating with three rebounds, four steals, and a total of 33 points. Golden State's "Big Two" combined to score 64% of the Warriors points.

Third Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 25.0

Wade played his way into the Five Stars for the 32nd time this season, one behind Chris Bosh for first on the team. He scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting, making 10-of-11 free throws and posting a game-worst minus-13 rating in 32:38. He had seven assists, two rebounds and a steal, with four fouls and four turnovers.

Fourth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 21.1

Whiteside, in the series for the 28th time, scored 21 points with 13 rebounds to gain mention. Whiteside played 31:53, posting a plus-2 rating and making eight-of-11 field goals. Most impressively, perhaps, he made all five of his foul shots, also blocking two shots and collecting one steal, with five fouls and two turnovers.

Fifth Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 15.3

Deng, in his 15th Five Stars, played a team-high 35:34 for the Heat, scoring 16 points on five-of-15 shooting, including one-of-four three-pointers and five-of-eight from the charity stripe. Deng earned a minus-7 rating, adding 11 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double, and also pitched in with three assists, a steal, and a blocked shot.

The Rest

Justise WInslow (MIA) 14.4

Josh Richardson (MIA) 13.6

Harrison Barnes (GSW) 10.1

Draymond Green (GSW) 8.6

Goran Dragic (MIA) 6.3

Andre Igoudala (GSW) 6.0

Leandro Barbosa (GSW) 4.9

Andrew Bogut (GSW) 3.1

Brandon Rush (GSW) 2.9

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 2.3

Shaun Livingston (GSW) 0.8

Anderson Varejao (GSW) -0.4

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) -1.2

Gerald Green (MIA) -1.5

It's almost unfathomable how Green could have played over 24 minutes and not attempt a single shot or register an assist, a block, or a steal. He did collect one defensive rebound, but he turned the ball over twice and committed a foul.

Five Stars Standings

Player

TP

COUNT

Chris Bosh

213

33

Dwyane Wade

204

32

Hassan Whiteside

162

28

Goran Dragic

89

18

Luol Deng

75

15

Gerald Green

35

9

Tyler Johnson

32

7

Justise Winslow

17

3

Josh McRoberts

12

2

Amar’e Stoudemire

10

1

Beno Udrih

10

3

GOAT

2

1

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