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Miami blew out the Hornets on Sunday night, and placed four of the top five players in the Five Stars.

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The first playoff game for the Heat in two seasons resulted in a 32-point-win and four of the top five rated players in the game, as the Heat dropped the Charlotte Hornets, 123-91 in the triple-A on Sunday night.

First Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 28.6

Deng started at power forward for the Heat and scored a game-high 31 points on a crisp 11-for-13 show from the field, also sinking four-of-six from beyond the arc and five-of-seven from the foul line in 32:46. He had seven rebounds, including three offensive, along with an assist a steal, and a plus-26 rating. This was his 29th appearance in the Five Stars.

Second Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 24.3

Whiteside played 26:16 in his 50th trip into the Five Stars this year, and scored 21 points with 11 rebounds for his 42nd double-double of the season. He made nine-of-11 from the field and three-of-five from the line, with three blocks, two steals, and a plus-19 rating while starting at center for Miami.

Third Star

Nicolas Batum (CHA) 16.3

Batum, a 6'8", 200 lb. Frenchman, started for the Hornets at small forward, playing a game-high 40:11 and scoring a team-high 24 points on seven-of-14 shooting. He made three-of-seven from outside and seven-of-10 from the line, with two rebounds, two steals, an assist and a game-worst minus-33 rating.

Fourth Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 13.1

Wade, in the Five Stars for the 44th time, played 26:02 starting at shooting guard for the Cats. He scored 16 points on eight-for-16 shooting, and missed his only three pointer. He had a game-high plus-28 rating for Miami, and dished out seven assists while grabbing four boards.

Fifth Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 10.2

Dragic scored nine points on two-of-eight shooting. He dished out 10 assists starting at point guard for the Heat, playing 33:26. He missed his only long-distance shot-attempt and made five-of-six from the foul stripe, with a plus-14 rating, a steal, and a rebound.

The Rest

Kemba Walker (CHA) 10.1

Cody Zeller (CHA) 9.8

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 9.3

Al Jefferson (CHA) 9.2

Joe Johnson (MIA) 9.1

Justise Winslow (MIA) 9.0

Courtney Lee (CHA) 7.9

Dorell Wright (MIA) 7.4

Jeremy Lin (CHA) 6.1

Josh Richardson (MIA) 5.0

Jeremy Lamb (CHA) 4.0

Breante Weber (MIA) 2.4

Frank Kaminsky (CHA) 1.8

Spencer Hawes (CHA) 1.3

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 0.7

Tyler Hansbrough (CHA) 0.0

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 0.0

Marvin Williams (CHA) -0.2

Jorge Gutierrez (CHA) -0.4

Troy Daniels (CHA) -1.4

Gerald Green (MIA) -2.5

Five Stars Standings

Player

TP

COUNT

Hassan Whiteside

300

50

Dwyane Wade

282

44

Chris Bosh

213

33

Goran Dragic

166

33

Luol Deng

161

29

Gerald Green

45

10

Tyler Johnson

42

8

Joe Johnson

25

4

Josh Richardson

24

5

Justise Winslow

22

6

Game Two for the Heat will happen right back here in Miami, on Wednesday night at 7PM.