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Miami's frontcourt dominated the Five Stars against the Pistons on Tuesday night at the Palace.

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First Star

Joe Johnson (MIA) 21.2

Johnson played 34:01 at small forward for Miami, scoring a game-high 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting. He made three-of-five from beyond the arc and two-of-three from the stripe, with five helpers, two defensive rebounds, and two steals, finishin the night at plus-4. It was Johnson's second First Star, and just his fourth overall appearance in the Five Stars. Go big or go home, this guy.

It comes down to one game. And both teams have something to play for. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Second Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 13.4

Whiteside passes Dwyane Wade on the overall Five Stars Standings, and now has 48 appearances in the series. He played 34:07 starting at the five, going four-of-10 from the floor and six-of-eight from the line. Along with his 14 points, he collected nine rebounds (five offensive), three blocks, two steals, and a minus-2 rating.

Everyone contributed to this win. - Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade

Third Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 13.1

Deng started at power forward next to Johnson and played a game-high 41:22, notching the only double-double of the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He shot six-for-11 from the floor and three-for-seven from downtown, also making both of his free throws. Deng added two assists and a game-high plus-11 rating in his 28th showing in the Five Stars.

Fourth Star

Tobias Harris (DET) 12.1

Harris, Detroit's 6'9" forward from Islip, NY out of the University of Tennessee, is in his fifth season and his third team overall. Last night, he was the Pistons' only representative in the Five Stars. In 36 minutes even, he totaled 16 points by going five-of-16 from the field, one-of-three from three-point distance, and five-for-five from the charity stripe. Harris added four rebounds, two blocked shots, two assists, a steal, and a minus-5 rating to close out his night.

No one is picking us anyway, so we might as well go out there against the best team in the East. - Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson

Fifth Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 11.9

Dragic, in his 31st time in the Five Stars, started the point for the Heat and played 26:14. He scored 16 points on eight-of-15 shooting, missing both of his three pointers and collecting five boards (two offensive). Dragic also had four assists, a steal, and a plus-6 rating.

The Rest

Andre Drummond (DET) 11.2

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (DET) 10.7

Steve Blake (DET) 10.2

Marcus Morris (DET) 9.1

Anthony Tolliver (DET) 6.3

Tolliver came off the bench for 12 minutes even, and scored seven points with two rebounds.

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 6.3

Josh Richardson (MIA) 4.7

Spencer Dinwiddie (DET) 4.4

Gerald Green (MIA) 3.8

Stanley Johnson (DET) 3.0

Reggie Bullock (DET) 2.2

Aron Baynes (DET) 2.2

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 1.8

Udonis Haslem (MIA) -0.6

Five Stars Standings

Hassan Whiteside



Dwyane Wade



Chris Bosh



Goran Dragic



Luol Deng



Gerald Green



Tyler Johnson



Joe Johnson



Josh Richardson



Justise Winslow



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