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The Heat only get two of the top Five Stars in their Game Six win over the Hornets, but the bottom line was the important thing in a seven-point Miami victory.

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First Star

Kemba Walker (CHA) 26.2

Walker played 38:58 for the Hornets, ranking second on the team behind Courtney Lee's 39:44. Walker scored 37 points, making 14 of his 30 field goal attempts and made half of his eight three-point shot tries. He made five-of-six from the line starting at point guard for Charlotte, adding five assists, three rebounds and the only even rating for either team.

We have to lock back in and watch film and be better in Game 7, and we will. - Walker

Second Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 20.7

Wade led Miami with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including a perfect two-for-two from outside and one-of-two from the foul stripe. In 36:38, he also had six rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots, two steals, and a minus-2 rating. It was his 48th time that he featured in the Five Stars this season, and he ranks just less than 2% behind Hassan Whiteside as the team MVP.

If we were going to lose, I was going to go out shooting it tonight. - Wade

Third Star

Luol Deng (MIA) 17.4

Deng started at power forward for the Heat and played 36:12. He hit nine-of-14 shots and three-of-four from beyond the arc, earning a plus-2 rating. He collected four boards and rejected two shots, making two assists in his 32nd turn in the Five Stars.

Fourth Star

Al Jefferson (CHA) 14.8

Jefferson scored 18 points as Charlotte's starting center in 30:09. He made eight-of-14 shots and two-of-three free throws, with a team-high nine rebounds, a steal, and a plus-3 rating.

Fifth Star

Frank Kaminsky (CHA) 11.5

Kaminsky rounds out the top five with 35:43 of floor time, and seven points on two-of-five shooting. He made one of his three long distance shot attempts, going two-for-two from the charity stripe with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and a minus-2 rating.

The Rest

Cody Zeller (CHA) 10.6

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 10.4

Josh Richardson (MIA) 7.9

Goran Dragic (MIA) 6.6

Courtney Lee (CHA) 6.3

Joe Johnson (MIA) 5.0

Justise Winslow (MIA) 4.8

NIcolas Batum (CHA) 3.3

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 1.3

Josh McRoberts (MIA) 0.3

Troy Daniels (CHA) 0.0

Gerald Green (MIA) -0.9

Jeremy Lin (CHA) -1.2

Marvin Williams (CHA) -2.5

Five Stars Standings

Player

TP

COUNT

Hassan Whiteside

315

52

Dwyane Wade

310

48

Chris Bosh

213

33

Luol Deng

169

32

Goran Dragic

168

34

Gerald Green

45

10

Tyler Johnson

42

8

Joe Johnson

35

6

Josh Richardson

24

5

Justise Winslow

22

6

Amar’e Stoudemire

14

2

Josh McRoberts

12

2

Beno Udrih

10

3

GOAT

2

1

The conclusion to this closer-than-expected series will happen on Sunday afternoon at 1PM. Join us in the GameThread. For more on Charlotte, go to At The Hive.