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Miami takes four of the top five spots in Saturday night's 21-point win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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First Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 21.0

Dragic had his second First Star of the season in his 25th appearance overall in the Five Stars, playing 29:28 as Miami's starting point guard. He shot seven-for-12 and made all four of his foul shots with a plus-15 rating on the night. Along with his 18 points, he had a season high 11 helpers, with four rebounds and a steal.

Second Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 20.2

Wade finally broke through to the 20,000 point mark in 28:24 as Dragic's backcourt partner, making his team-high tying 37th appearance in the Five Stars. He scored a team-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting, also making all four of his foul shots. He earned a plus-28 rating with four assists, four rebounds, and a steal.

I've been through a lot of adversity. I've had a lot of injuries in my career that a lot of people would never have come back from - and I have, and I continue to keep going, 13 years later. And I thank my teammates, the ones that are here and the ones that aren't here, because to get 20,000-plus points you've got to shoot a lot of shots. - Wade

Third Star

Joe Johnson (MIA) 19.2

Johnson had a game-high plus-30 rating starting at small forward for the Heat in 30:32, making seven-for-11 shots overall and four-of-six from outside. He didn't attempt a free throw, and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals to his 18 total points in his third Five Star appearance.

Fourth Star

LeBron James (CLE) 18.5

James had the best night of any Cav, but only good enough for the fourth spot in the series. In 26:38, he scored a game-high 26 points on 13-of-20 shooting, missing all three of his shots from outside and not attempting any free throws. He had three rebounds, three assists, and a steal, with a minus-23 rating (Matthew Dellavedova had a game-low minus-24). 

I think the pace, we couldn't keep up with it tonight. Whether it was our fifth game in seven nights, we couldn't keep up with their pace. - James

Fifth Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 18.0

Whiteside, also making his 37th Five Star appearance, came off the bench for 24:08. He made six-of-nine shots from the field and four-of-five from the line for 16 points. He had a plus-12 rating, earning a double-double with 13 rebounds, along with two assists and two blocked shots. 

The Rest

Richard Jefferson (CLE) 17.8

Josh Richardson (MIA) 17.1

Kyrie Irving (CLE) 14.3

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 5.8

Timofey Mozgov (CLE) 5.3

James Jones (CLE) 5.3

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 5.0

Iman Shumpert (CLE) 4.9

Gerald Green (MIA) 3.7

Justise Winslow (MIA) 3.4

Luol Deng (MIA) 2.9

Matthew Dellavedova (CLE) 2.8

JR Smith (CLE) 2.3

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 2.3

Kevin Love (CLE) 2.1

Channing Frye (CLE) 1.4

Tristan Thompson (CLE) 1.1

Sasha Kaun (CLE) 0.6

Jordan McRae (CLE) -1.6

Five Stars Standings

Player

TP

COUNT

Dwyane Wade

246

37

Hassan Whiteside

215

37

Chris Bosh

213

33

Goran Dragic

131

25

Luol Deng

121

22

Gerald Green

35

9

Tyler Johnson

32

7

Justise Winslow

22

6

Joe Johnson

19

3

Josh McRoberts

12

2

Josh Richardson

12

2

Amar’e Stoudemire

10

1

Beno Udrih

10

3

GOAT

2

1

Next up for Miami is the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, to open a quick two-game road trip. We'll see you then!