Herro stars in clutch time as Heat overcome Murray triple-double, Hawks in 2OT thriller

Published April 10, 2024, 11:30 AMNBA.com Staff

Tyler Herro rises to the occasion and leads a gutsy Miami Heat win in Atlanta.

Tyler Herro drops a 30-piece as the Miami Heat win their regular season series with the Atlanta Hawks.

Tyler Herro scored 33 points, while Jimmy Butler added 25, as the Miami Heat survived the Atlanta Hawks in double overtime, 117-111, to stay within the striking distance of the East's seventh spot.

 Took a couple of OTs but we got it done 😅 pic.twitter.com/MMvlXyjm0S

Herro scored the first four points of the second overtime and the Heat held on for a bounce-back dub in their final road game of the season.

 Tyler with our first 4 points of 2OT and we lead 115-109 with 46.8 seconds left.

Butler added nine rebounds and eight dimes in 44 minutes and had the chance to win the game for Miami in the first overtime, but his pass to Herro was intercepted by Dejounte Murray.

Murray then ran to the floor, took a step-back three pointer in the right wing and his shot fell short.

 Jimmy Butler is not happy (his reaction is at the very end of this clip) pic.twitter.com/EJTwFrCRAT

Nikola Jovic contributed a solid game of 23 markers, eight boards and four triples, including this corner trey that helped his squad to within a single possession game in the first OT.

Nikola Jovic tonight:

The Heat drained 18 triples and led by as many as 15 points in the closing moments of the second frame at 56-41 after a Herro three-point play.

Meanwhile, Murray finished with a triple double of 29 points, 13 rebounds and 13 dimes in a valiant effort, including the OT-forcing bucket over two defenders with 16.5 seconds left in regulation.

Dejounte Murray ties the game for the Hawks with 16.5 seconds to go 💥pic.twitter.com/bZ4lTJ1dWB

After trailing 59-47 in the opening half, the Hawks outscored the Heat, 33-21 in the third capped off by a Gary Bird corner triple to make it 80-all heading to the fourth quarter. 

 Garry Bird shooter's bounce! pic.twitter.com/bmcZpK4Dl0

It was Atlanta’s (36-43) third straight loss with three games left in their schedule. They are still without their superstar Trae Young.

The Hawks already secured their spot in the East Play-In Tournament and will play the Chicago Bulls. But the team getting home-court advantage is still to be determined.

With the win, Miami (44-35) remained a half-game behind the Philadelphia 76ers (45-35), in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.