Tyler Herro made a new record

In a close victory over the Thunder, the Heat hit a team-record 24 three-pointers

December 16, 2022

The Miami Heat defeated the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder 110-108 on Wednesday, with Tyler Herro tying a career-high 35 points.

With 24 3-pointers, the Heat set a franchise record, and Herro had a career-high nine.

Herro, however, delivered the crucial bucket from inside the arc.

Miami held on after a timeout after Herro’s pullup jumper with 5 points and 7 seconds left broke the tie.

In the final seconds, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed a jump shot. Victor Oladipo and Dewayne Dedmon surrounded Josh Giddey as he fought for a foul call after he grabbed the rebound, but Giddey’s shot ended the game when it smacked off the backboard’s bottom.

While the Thunder have dropped four straight games, Miami has won its first two games on a four-game road trip.

With four minutes to go in the game, the Thunder fought back to take a seven-point lead after the Heat had led up to 21 points in the first half.

However, Miami closed the game on a 15-6 run to secure the victory.

Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points to lead the Thunder.

When the second quarter began, Herro took control and scored the opening 11 points of the period with three 3-pointers in the first 2:18.

The Heat led by 21 points by the end of the second.

Miami made 16 3-pointers in the first half, which set a franchise record for the Heat and was also a record for the Thunder. Miami made nine 3-pointers in the second quarter and had a total of 16 at the break.

The second quarter was when Herro scored 14 of his points.

Oklahoma City reduced the deficit to 12 at the break by completing the final 3:13 of the first half’s play with a 12-3 run.q

The Thunder maintained their momentum after the break, scoring the first 10 points of the third to trim Miami’s lead to two points, 64-62.

During Oklahoma City’s 22-3 run to retake the lead in the game, the Heat only made 1 of 12 shots.

Miami made 2 of 9 shots in the third quarter from behind the arc.

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