The Miami Heat had another tough game before them on Wednesday night, facing off against an Atlanta Hawks team that was looking for a home win themselves after dropping their last eight home games in a row.
The Miami Heat team would, again, be without Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler in the lineup, however, they would see the return of former Atlanta Hawks big man, Dewayne Dedmon. They were just as eager to have him back as he was to get back into the lineup against his former team.
They would also see the return of Gabe Vincent, deepening the Heat’s rotation that much more. None of that was the story though.
The story from Wednesday night’s game was Tyler Herro. Just one rebound shy of a triple-double, Herro almost got that rebound as the buzzer sounded to end the contest, finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists on the night.
The Miami Heat had what looked to be a tough road game on Wednesday. After Tyler Herro touched the floor though, ‘tough’ was non-existent.
Though he didn’t get to triple-double on the night, what he was able to do is most important and was more than enough to help the heat secure the win.
Getting out to a double-digit deficit as the Hawks got going before the Miami Heat could find footing, it wasn’t until Tyler Herro came into the game that the Heat found themselves able to take advantage of some of Atlanta’s well-documented deficiencies.
After Tyler Herro got going, it was all Miami Heat from that point on. They dominated the Atlanta Hawks when it mattered the most.
The Hawks couldn’t do anything about it after the Miami Heat went up by double-digits.
The Hawks never got much closer than 10 points in a game that seemed all but over. To that point and late in the game, Kyle Lowry didn’t even seem to have to play that much in the fourth period.
The Miami Heat would cruise to victory. This was a good road win for them, as they’ll welcome this same Hawks team into the FTX Arena on Friday night.
Surely they’ll be motivated, but as indicative by Wednesday night’s showing, they won’t be the better team on the floor then either.