Heroic display from Herro powers Heat victory

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A timely 31 points from Tyler Herro Tuesday helped the Miami Heat overpower Detroit 33-16 in the fourth quarter to defeat the host Pistons 100-92.

Herro was successful in adding eight rebounds and three assists.

Pistons scored six consecutive points to make it 55-52 at one stage. The quarter turned Detroit with an 11-5 advantage, making it 72-61. Jackson scored five points while Trey Lyles added four during the period. Before the fourth quarter, Pistons seemed to have a slight advantage of 76-67.

However, Herro made the difference in the fourth quarter by scoring two 3-pointers in an 18-second span to cut Detroit’s lead to just three.

A Caleb Martin steal and Herro foul-line jumper made it 80-79 in favor of Miami. Herro scored another 3-pointer and Dewayne Dedmon’s dunk off a Lowry feed gave the Heat an 85-79 advantage.

Miami then scored another six points quickly, making it 94-82. The Pistons tried a comeback by scoring the next six points. However, Adebayo ensured that there wouldn’t be further twist in the tale and added the next three points to clinch the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo scored 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists apiece. Kyle Lowry supplied 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds, while Duncan Robinson chipped in 11 points.

Jerami Grant led Detroit with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Saddiq Bey added 15 points, Frank Jackson contributed 13 points and Hamidou Diallo 10.

The Pistons were without two of their starters. Killian Hayes missed his second straight game with a sprained thumb, while Isaiah Stewart served the first game of a two-game league suspension.

Pistons started the game in a convincing fashion with Bey scored 11 points in the first quarter, helping the Pistons take a 25-20 lead. Pistons led 53-46 by halftime with Grant scoring 12 points.

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