Detroit. The Miami Heat had a wonderful recovery to overcome an adverse score and punish the Detroit Pistons hard, while the Los Angeles Lakers wa
Detroit. The Miami Heat had a wonderful recovery to overcome an adverse score and punish the Detroit Pistons hard, while the Los Angeles Lakers wasted a superb offensive work by star Russell Westbrook in a Tuesday session cut to four games in the NBA.
The Florida quintet defeated the Pistons 100-92 thanks to 31 points and eight rebounds from Tyler Herro in a great remote from the Florida team.
Miami (12-6) outscored the Pistons 27-6 in the first 8:17 minutes of the fourth quarter to turn a nine-point deficit into a 12-card lead.
Star Jimmy Butler and center Bam Adebayo added 15 points and nine rebounds each for the Heat, who have won for the fifth time in the last six games.
Point guard Kyle Lowry had 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds also for Miami.
Meanwhile, Jerami Grant finished with 21 points and seven rebounds for Detroit (4-13), which went 1-4 in its stay so far at home.
The Pistons played without center Isaiah Stewart, who served the first of a two-game suspension for Sunday’s altercation with Lakers star LeBron James.
The Pistons led 53-47 at halftime, and Miami failed to pull off a significant offense in the third quarter. Hamadou Diallo’s layup with 0.2 seconds left in the period gave Detroit a 76-67 lead entering the fourth quarter.
However, consecutive triples by Herro reduced the deficit to 77-74. Herro also put the Heat ahead 80-79 with 8:09 to play.
A Dewayne Dedmon dunk then put Miami ahead 85-79, extending the offense to 18-3.
For the Heat Duncan Robinson played despite a knee injury, extending his streak of consecutive games to 165 games. Glen Rice holds the Florida franchise record at 174.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers wasted a triple-double by star Russell Westbrook of 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and gave up against the New York Knicks 106-100.
The canastero Evan Fournier scored 26 points, Immanuel Quickley added 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter and despite losing a 25-point lead, the New York quintet submitted 106-100 the Lakers, who played without LeBron James, suspended for a brawl in front to the Pistons.
Julius Randle added 20 points, 16 rebounds and five assists for the Knicks, while teammate Quickley hit four 3-pointers in the fourth period to secure the win. The Lakers suffered their fourth setback in the last five outings.
In Portland, the Trail Blazers asserted their hometown by crushing the Denver Nugguets 119-100.