NBA regular season

Herro, Heat race past Mavs for 5th straight win

Herro, Heat race past Mavs for 5th straight win

YOUNG GUNS. Heat guard Tyler Herro drives to the basket as Mavericks star Luka Doncic defends.

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Tyler Herro takes over in a pivotal second-quarter run as the Heat spoil the game-high 33 points of Mavs star Luka Doncic

Tyler Herro scored 25 points off the bench, leading the Miami Heat to their fifth straight win, a 125-110 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, November 2 (Wednesday, November 3, Manila time).

Herro had 15 of his points in the key second quarter, when the Heat took control of the game, and they never trailed again. The Heat also got 23 points off the bench from Jimmy Butler.

Veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, in his first year with the Heat, had his best game of the season with 22 points and a game-high 9 assists. He made 7-of-10 shots from the floor, including 6-of-9 from three-point range.

Bam Adebayo, who missed Miami’s previous game due to a bruised left knee, returned and produced 22 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Miami made 13-of-25 three-point attempts (52%).

Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with a game-high 33 points and a team-high 5 assists. Dallas also got 25 points from Jalen Brunson, 17 from Tim Hardaway Jr., and 10 from Reggie Bullock.

The Mavericks, who lost for the second time in three games, were without Kristaps Porzingis (back) and Maxi Kleber (oblique).

Dallas, which led by 11 points early, settled for a 30-24 advantage at the end of the first quarter. During the first 12 minutes, the Mavericks made 5-of-12 three-point attempts while the Heat converted on just 1-of-5 from deep.

Miami used an 8-0 Herro run – two three-pointers and a layup on consecutive possessions – to surge ahead 39-36 with a 9:09 left in the second quarter.

The Heat never trailed again, going into halftime leading 70-62. The Heat made 8-of-9 second-quarter three-point tries while the Mavericks were 3-of-11 from beyond the arc in the period.

Miami stretched its lead to 99-88 by the end of the third quarter despite a three-pointer at the buzzer by Brunson.

The Heat, though, cruised in the fourth quarter.

For the game, Miami had a 19-3 advantage on fastbreak points and a 48-38 edge in paint points. The Heat shot 51.8% from the floor and held Dallas to 44% shooting. –