NBA: Tyler Herro sparks Heat to narrow win vs Rockets

    Miami Heat's Tyler Herro #14 controls the ball during the second half of the game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on December 15, 2022 in Houston, Texas

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat controls the ball during the second half of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on December 15, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP

Tyler Herro scored a career-high 41 while Jimmy Butler put in an exceptional two-way performance as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to three with a 111-108 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Thursday.

After hitting a career high of 35 while taking a career-best nine 3-pointers Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Herro hit 10 3-pointers while shooting 13 out of 20 overall.

The 22-year-old American keeper became the youngest NBA player to score 40 points, 10 3-pointers and 5 rebounds in the same game.

“I’m feeling fine, just trying to look good, get the ball and don’t pass my open passes,” Herro said. “My teammates won the ball for me in situations where I could play and that was another great win.”

Herro broke the old nine-three-point mark in his career in a game played the night before in a 110-108 win over Oklahoma City.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said: “Tyler is brilliant again with his shooting ability. “He just got into a great rhythm. The guys are setting up great screens for him and he’s getting into the open shoot.

His sharp shot repeatedly turned away from Houston, and his three backstrokes early in the fourth half silenced a Rockets run, leading 87-86 on the base pitch. by Tari Eason.

Butler is equally active. He finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 3 saves to co-author the victory, a destination with missing starters in Heat is Kyle Lowry and Bam Adebayo.

On his return midway through the fourth, Butler scored a steal, a save, a transition and an assist, all within the first two minutes of his re-entry. game.

The Rockets have not given up on a five-game winning streak at home without a fight. After falling behind with a score of 111-99 with five minutes left, Houston responded with a 9-0 finish but Kevin Porter Jr.

Jalen Green led the Rockets with 22 points but shot only 8 for 21. Porter added 21 points and 7 rebounds while Jabari Smith Jr. Double with 15 points and 11 goals.

Herro single-handedly erased the Rockets’ biggest first-half lead with a 24-15 scoreline as Green completed a three-point run at the 3:07 mark of the first half. Herro scored 14 points in a row for the Heat, making three threes and five free throws to help Miami seal a 29-29 draw going into the second half. Herro scored 17 points in the first quarter, shooting 4/6 3-pointers.

Herro took his tally to 25 at halftime but it was Butler who gave the Heat a 66-52 lead after the break. Butler made his mark throughout the 11-3 run, giving Miami a 53-43 first double-digit lead, contributing a pitch, a block and an assist. generated during the run. Butler finished the first half with 13 points, six counterattacks and four assists.

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