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Miami held the Magic to 12 points in the third quarter and held on for an 11-point win, Friday night at the triple-A.

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First Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 26.5

Whiteside came off the bench and scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting. He sunk six-of-seven free throws in 29:16, with a dozen rebounds, five blocks, a steal, and a plus-9 rating. He now leads the team with 14 First Stars and with 40 overall appearances in the Five Stars series.

My family came down here today and I'm just glad they got to see me play. It took me a long time to get here. I'm just so thankful just to get the opportunity to showcase my talents. It's really special to me. - Whiteside

Second Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 20.7

Dragic played a team-high 35:42, starting at point guard for Miami and draining nine-of-13 shots including one-of-three from outside, three-of-seven from the stripe, and his first slam dunk of the season. He dished out eight helpers and he collected four steals along with his 22 points, with a plus-6 overall rating in his 27th appearance in the Five Stars.

The players in the locker room handled most of the discussion, which I liked. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, on Miami's halftime "pep" talk.

Third Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 14.3

Deng earned the second of two double-doubles for the Heat, scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. He sunk four-of-13 from the field and missed all three long-distance shots and making both of his free throw attempts. He also collected five assists, one block, one steal and a plus-3 rating. It was his 23rd appearance in the Five Stars.

Fourth Star

Andrew Nicholson (ORL) 13.1

Nicholson came off the bench and provided one of few bright spots for Orlando, scoring a season-high 19 points in just 17:40. He made eight-of-12 shots, including two-of-five from outside and he only free throw attempt, with six boards, an assist, and Orlando's only even plus-minus rating of the night. The 26-year-old power forward is in his fourth NBA season out of St. Bonaventure University.

Fifth Star

Elfrid Payton (ORL) 13.1

Payton, Orlando's 22-year-old second-year man out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, matched Nicholson's GameScore by scoring 14 points in 34:08, on six-of-nine overall shooting. He made two-of-four from the line, with seven assists, seven rebounds (four offensive), and a minus-7 rating.

The Rest

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 12.5

Eric Fournier (ORL) 11.2

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 10.8

Josh Richardson (MIA) 9.5

DeWayne Dedmon (ORL) 9.5

Brandon Jennings (ORL) 5.4

Jason Smith (ORL) 4.4

Justise Winslow (MIA) 4.2

Mario Hezonja (ORL) 3.7

Shabazz Napier (ORL) 3.3

CJ Watson (ORL) 2.2

Devyn Marble (ORL) 2.2

Aaron Gordon (ORL) 2.1

Gerald Green (MIA) 1.6

Joe Johnson (MIA) 0.2

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 0.0

Josh McRoberts (MIA) -0.7

Five Stars Standings




Dwyane Wade



Hassan Whiteside



Chris Bosh



Goran Dragic



Luol Deng



Gerald Green



Tyler Johnson



Justise Winslow



Joe Johnson



Josh Richardson



In Miami's next time out, the Heat will host the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL, on Monday night.