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Top 5 Players with no duplicates

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Lee W, MVPFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server
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Greetings folks,

I'm looking for a query that I really don't know how to do... Take this data:
269      Ben
255      Ben
247      Michael
245      Jim
236      Ben
234      Michael
233      Michael
227      Lee
222      Tony
215      Michael
215      Jim
214      Ben
213      Ben
212      Michael
212      Tony
208      Michael
207      Ben
206      Michael
205      Tony
201      Ben

I'm currently using this SQL Statement that produces the above data:
      G.Score AS 'Score',
      P.FirstName AS 'Player'
      Games G
      Players P ON G.PlayerID = P.PlayerID
      Score DESC

What I want is to get the top 5 scores, but never duplicating a name.  So the successful query will produce the following output:
269      Ben
247      Michael
245      Jim
227      Lee
222      Tony

Any suggestions?
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