Miami Heat Dispatch: Heat fall to No. 1 Timberwolves, despite return of stars Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo

The Miami Heat led by as many as 17 points but couldn't score down the stretch against the Minnesota Timberwolves' No. 1-rated defense.

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Top performer: Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro, Mike Conley
Minnesota Timberwolves v Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

Herro picked up right where he left off, proving he’s one of the best young scorers in the NBA. Miami’s star guard started the game 4-for-4 from the field, capping off the first half with 17 points. He finished the night with 25 points, including 9 for 12 on 2-pointers, but went just 1 for 6 on 3s.

There isn’t a shot on the court Herro isn’t comfortbale and even confident taking. He had a great shot selection and played with patience, getting to his preferred spots. The intelligence from Herro to make the right reads on both ends of the floor really showed his impact on the team. 

Miami’s offense will benefit from his creativity and aggressiveness. Getting him back in the lineup cannot be understated, with his ability to be used as a combo guard in the scoring realm and playmaking once he starts drawing two defenders.