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Five Stars: Heat 115, Hornets 103

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Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 28 points, and Hassan Whiteside had a double-double in a perfect night from the field in another win over Charlotte.

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First Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 24.4

Wade led Miami with a team-high 28 points on 11-for-22 shooting, hitting six of his seven foul shots while he was at it. On a quick side note, Wade's 50% shooting percentage was tied for the second lowest on the Heat (Amar'e Stoudemire hit one-of-three). Wade played 32:19, and makes his 45th appearance on the Five Stars, and his 15th time with top honors. He also pitched in with eight assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot, finishing with a team-best plus-15 rating.

Second Star

Al Jefferson (CHA) 21.2

Jefferson scored 25 points by hitting 12-of-17 shots from the floor, and made one-of-two from the stripe. He added seven rebounds, a steal and an assist, finishing with a minus-14 rating in 27:06 off the bench.

Third Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 20.1

Whiteside, who now leads the team with 51 appearances in the Five Stars for the 2015-16 season, played 30:07 and hit all eight of his shots from the field to finish with 17 points. He made his only foul shot, and earned the only double-double of the game with 13 rebounds, along with two blocks, a steal, an assist, and a plus-8 rating. He's shooting just under 90% thus far this postseason.

Fourth Star

Kemba Walker (CHA) 17.5

Walker scored a game-high 29 points for the Hornets in 41:32, hitting 12-of-29 shots, including a sad one-from-six showing from three-point range. He made all four of his free throw tries, with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot, with a minus-12 rating.

Fifth Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 14.5

Dragic, in 27:40 at starting point guard for the Heat, scored 18 points on six-of-12 shooting. He was perfect in three attempts from beyond the arc, and sunk three-of-four from the foul line. He earned a plus-1 rating, dished out four helpers, grabbed two boards, and blocked a shot.

The Rest

Luol Deng (MIA) 14.0

Josh Richardson (MIA) 11.5

Courtney Lee (CHA) 9.7

Justise Winslow (MIA) 7.4

Nicolas Batum (CHA) 6.3

Joe Johnson (MIA) 5.6

Cody Zeller (CHA) 5.3

Jeremy Lin (CHA) 5.3

Spencer Hawes (CHA) 4.6

Frank Kaminsky (CHA) 3.5

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 3.1

Gerald Green (MIA) -1.4

Marvin Williams (CHA) -2.7

Five Stars Standings




Hassan Whiteside



Dwyane Wade



Chris Bosh



Goran Dragic



Luol Deng



Gerald Green



Tyler Johnson



Joe Johnson



Josh Richardson



Justise Winslow



For Game Three, the two teams will travel to Charlotte, NC for a showdown at 5:30 late Saturday afternoon. At The Hive has more on the Hornets, but you know you can always find your Heat news right here at Hot Hot Hoops.