The San Antonio Spurs topped the Oklahoma City Thunder by four points last night, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks by 13 points, moving within one game of a best-of-seven sweep. Which players stood out for their teams? I used the GameScore metric to help sort out the stats underneath the stats. The following are the top five players from the two NBA round two games last night.

Five Stars

First Star: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 24.8

Leonard turned in the best overall game and took top honors, leading the Spurs to a 100-96win over the Thunder last night. In 39:22, he racked up one of four double-doubles from across the NBA last night, with a league high-tying 31 points on 9 of 17 shooting.

He mad 3 of 4 from outside, and 10 of 14 from the free throw line, with 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block, and a team-high tying plus 5 rating. This wasn't the first time he earned top honors in this "five stars" series.

Second Star: Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers, 22.2

Frye led a Cleveland team which also features LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving with 27 points, on 10 of 13 shooting. He did most of his damage from outside, where he was successful on 7 of 9 shots from beyond the arc. He also collected seven rebounds and a steal, closing the game with a ridiculous plus 28 rating in 28:08, the highest in the NBA. He is the only bench player to appear on this list, with the other four listed players starting for their respective teams.

Third Star: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 21.7

King James played a total of 38:58 starting for the Cavs, racking up a plus 17 rating while scoring 24 points on 8 of 16 shooting. With 13 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals, he was one of three Cleveland players with over 10 rebounds. The Cavaliers walked away with a 3-0 lead and a 121-108 victory.

Fourth Star: Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 20.2

Horford represented the Hawks in their losing effort, due mostly to a 17 point fourth quarter for the team. As for Horford, he scored a team-high 24 points on 11 of 15 shooting, making half of his three-point shot attempts and racking up three assists, three blocks, two steals and a single rebound.

He also incurred an NBA-worst minus 26 rating for the night.

Fifth Star: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 18.0

Westbrook rounds out the top five with an NBA high-tying 31 points. In 38:46, he hit 10 field goals (on an NBA-high 31 shot attempts). He made 3 of 10 three-pointers and all eight of his free throws, with nine rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and a minus 5 rating. The Thunder came up just short, losing by a 100-96 final score. Westbrook was also featured in this five stars series before, last week.

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