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Five Stars: Heat 107, Pistons 89

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The Heat had three of the top five stars in the win over Detroit on Tuesday night, but the Pistons got the First Star.

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First Star

Tobias Harris (DET) 21.0

Harris, a first round pick of the Charlotte Bobcats back in 2011, is in his fifth NBA season with his third team. Starting at small forward for the Pistons last night, he scored a team-high tying 21 points on eight-of-10 shooting in 29:13. He missed his only three pointer, but made all five of his free throws, adding seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a minus-10 rating for the game.

Second Star

Goran Dragic (MIA) 16.6

Dragic, starting at point guard, led Miami with a game-high 22 points, scored on nine-of-15 shooting. He was automatic from deep, making all four of his three-pointers, and added a game-high eight assists with five rebounds and a plus-6 rating. This is Dragic's 28th time in the Five Stars, ranking him fourth on the team behind Hassan Whiteside, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.

We want to play at home in the playoffs and that is the most important thing right now. We still have five games left and everything counts. - Dragic

Third Star

Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 16.2

Whiteside is appearing in the Five Stars for the 44th time overall, leading the club. Last night, he earned his 38th double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds (four offensive). In 28:46 off the bench, Whiteside also had four blocks, a steal, and a plus-13 rating. He shot seven-for-13 from the field, and did not attempt a foul shot.

The energy on both ends was very good, so we'll take it. We move on. We've got to continue to protect home right now. - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Fourth Star

Reggie Jackson (DET) 14.6

Jackson, Detroit's starting point guard, played 28:47 for the Pistons. In his fifth season out of Boston College and with his second team, Jackson matched Harris' 21 points to lead the team, adding three assists, two boards, and a blocked shot. He shot six-for-18 overall and one-for-five from deep, making all eight of his foul shots and finishing with a minus-13 rating.

Fifth Star

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 13.3

Wade, making his 42nd appearance in the Five Stars this season, started at shooting guard for Miami and played 24:33. He scored 16 points on five-of-10 shooting, also making six-of-seven from the stripe. He added two assists, two steals, a defensive rebound, and a plus-9 rating.

The Rest

Luol Deng (MIA) 12.5

Josh Richardson (MIA) 12.3

Aron Baynes (DET) 12.1

Baynes scored 10 points with six rebounds and a steal in just 14 minutes.

Joe Johnson (MIA) 11.5

Andre Drummond (DET) 9.4

Steve Blake (DET) 9.3

Blake scored eight with three helpers for the Pistons, with two rebounds in 15 minutes.

Darrun Hilliard (DET) 6.6

Hilliard played 14 minutes off the bench, and had eight points, three rebounds, and an assist.

Justise Winslow (MIA) 6.0

Anthony Tolliver (DET) 2.7

Gerald Green (MIA) 1.9

Reggie Bullock (DET) 1.7

Amar'e Stoudemire (MIA) 1.4

Udonis Haslem (MIA) 1.2

Joel Anthony (DET) 0.3

Spencer Dinwiddie (DET) -0.7

Josh McRoberts (MIA) -1.0

Stanley Johnson (DET) -1.6

Marcus Morris (DET) -4.7

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (DET) -5.4

Morris and Pope combined to go one-for-13 from the field, with three points, four boards, two assists, two steals, eight turnovers, six personal fouls, and a minus-26 rating in 53:11. When you have two starters playing like that, it's hard to get things done.

Five Stars Standings




Dwyane Wade



Hassan Whiteside



Chris Bosh



Goran Dragic



Luol Deng



Gerald Green



Tyler Johnson



Josh Richardson



Justise Winslow



Joe Johnson