HOUSTON — Tyler Herro matched the Miami record with 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points to assist the Heat beat the Houston Rockets 111-108 on Thursday night.
An evening after making nine 3-pointers and scoring 35 points in a victory at Oklahoma City, Herro became the fourth Heat player to hit 10 3s in a game, a feat most recently completed by Duncan Robinson on Dec. 10, 2019.
“I didn’t comprehend it was the record until last night once I hit nine, they usually said I used to be one short,” Herro said. “I did not have any intention of coming in to tie the record, but I used to be just attempting to get 3s up. I feel shooting more 3s helps.”
Herro was 10-of-15 from 3-point range and 13-of-20 overall. In response to ESPN Stats & Information research, he joined Stephen Curry and James Harden because the only players in NBA history to make not less than nine 3-pointers in consecutive games, and he’s the just one to do it on consecutive days.
“The last couple of games, that is been really the scheme against him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That is been open. But regardless, he’s too good of a shooter for us to not take 3s off the catch. He has to proceed to be assertive in those opportunities. He’s just an excellent shooter. He can do it off the dribble and off the catch.”
Herro had 25 first-half points, carrying the Heat to a 37-point second quarter where they took a 14-point halftime lead. At 22 years, 329 days old, Herro became the youngest player in Heat history to have a 40-point game, passing Dwyane Wade, who did it at 23 years, 87 days, in keeping with ESPN Stats & Information.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.