Tyler Herro poured in 31 points off the bench and the Miami Heat outscored Detroit, 33-16, in the fourth quarter to defeat the host Pistons, 100-92, on Tuesday, November 23 (Wednesday, November 24, Manila time).
Herro added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists apiece, while Kyle Lowry supplied 15 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. Duncan Robinson chipped in 11 points.
Jerami Grant led Detroit with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Saddiq Bey contributed 15 points, Frank Jackson had 13 points, and Hamidou Diallo added 10.
The Pistons were without two starters. Killian Hayes missed his second straight game with a sprained thumb, while Isaiah Stewart served the first game of a two-game league suspension.
Bey scored 11 points in the first quarter as the Pistons took a 25-20 lead. Grant had 12 points by halftime as the Pistons led 53-46.
With the score 55-52, the Pistons reeled off 6 consecutive points, including a Grant jumper. An 11-5 Detroit spurt later in the quarter made it 72-61. Jackson had 5 points and Trey Lyles added 4 during that stretch.
A Diallo basket in the final second of the third gave the Pistons a 76-67 advantage entering the final quarter.
But after Detroit squandered a double-digit, second-half lead to the Lakers, history repeated itself Tuesday.
Herro drained two three-pointers in an 18-second span to cut Detroit's lead to three. A Caleb Martin steal and Herro foul-line jumper gave Miami an 80-79 edge.
Another Herro three-pointer and Dewayne Dedmon's dunk off a Lowry feed gave the Heat an 85-79 lead with 7:22 remaining.
A 6-0 Miami spurt that was capped off by a Butler layup made it 94-82 with 3:43 left and prompted a Detroit timeout. The Pistons scored the next 6 points to cut the Heat's lead in half. Adebayo scored the next 3 points to put the game away. – Rappler.com