HOUSTON – Tyler Herro hit a Miami record 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points to help the Heat beat the Houston Rockets 111-108 on Thursday night.
After making nine 3-pointers and a 35-point night in Oklahoma City, Herro became the fourth Heat player to hit 10 3-pointers in a game, a feat last accomplished by Duncan Robinson on December 10, 2019.
“I didn’t know it was a record until last night when I shot nine and they said I was one short,” Herro said. “I wasn’t going in to tie the record, but I was just trying to get 3 up. I think shooting more 3s helps.”
Herro was 10-of-15 from 3-point range and 13-of-20 overall. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, he joined Stephen Curry and James Harden as the only players in NBA history to make at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games, and he’s the only one to do so on consecutive days.
“The last two games, it’s really been a scheme against him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It was open. But regardless, he’s too good of a shooter for us to not take away the 3. He must continue to be confident in those possibilities. He’s just a brilliant shooter. He can do it off the dribble and out. catch”.
Herro scored 25 points in the first half to lead the Heat to a 37-point second quarter where they led by 14 points. At 22 years, 329 days, Herro became the youngest player in Heat history to have a 40-point game, surpassing Dwyane Wade, who did it at 23 years, 87 days, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Jimmy Butler scored 20 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, and Caleb Martin scored 13. Miami has won three straight to improve to 15-15.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.