Herro’s late run helps Heat come back to beat Pistons

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat reacts against the Detroit Pistons during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena on March 19, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) (Nic Antaya, 2023 Getty Images)

DETROIT – Tyler Herro scored 10 of his 19 points in the final 3:20 and the Miami Heat rallied for a 112-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Herro’s 3-pointer gave the Heat a 101-98 lead with 3:20 left. After he and Jimmy Butler hit jumpers, Herro made another 3-pointer to put Miami up 108-98.

Butler had 26 points and 10 assists and Bam Adebayo added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who won for the third time in four games.

James Wiseman led the Pistons with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Killian Hayes put up 13 points and 11 assists. Detroit has lost 14 of its last 15 games.

Detroit’s Jalen Duren and Miami’s Kevin Love left the game in the third quarter after banging heads under the basket. Love received four stitches and Duren was being evaluated for a head injury.

Miami led by 11 late in the second quarter, but the Pistons narrowed the gap to 52-47 at the period’s end despite a 1-11 shooting performance from their second unit. The teams combined to shoot 26.3% (10-38) on 3-pointers in the half.

Detroit put up a 34-point third quarter, led by 12 points and five rebounds from Wiseman, and took an 81-74 lead on Eugene Omoruyi’s buzzer-beating 3-point play.

Kyle Lowry’s four-point play pulled the Heat within 87-86 with 8:38 left.


Heat: After losing to the Pistons by 20 points at home on Dec. 6, Miami made its first appearance of the season in Detroit. They return on April 4.

Pistons: The Little Caesars Arena scoreboard displayed the score backward for the first quarter. When the period ended, the fans cheered after being informed the Pistons were leading 29-26, not Miami.


Heat: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Pistons: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.


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