Tyler Herro scored 25 points Jimmy Butler was 23 and Miami Heat overcame R. J. Barrettcareer-high 46 points to beat New York Knicks 115-100 Friday night.
Kyle Lowry added 19 points in the Heat’s first game after all Stars break after they tied with Chicago for the best record in Eastern Conference going into it. Bam Adebayo finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
R.J. Barrett scores career-high 46 points in loss to Heat
Miami started off a bit slow in resuming their schedule, then shut down most of the Knicks after Barrett and relied on their balance sheet to take their winning streak to a winning streak. six games of the season. With Herro, one of NBAthe best reserves this season, and Caleb Martin After being sidelined with injuries before halftime, the Miami bench provided too much depth for a Knicks team that had little other than Barrett.
Barrett did six three-pointers and nine rebounds after a four-match absence with a sprained left ankle, and his best performance as a pro would have been even better if not for Shooting 14 of 22 from the free throw line. Julius Randle scored 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, but only scored 2 of 15.
The Knicks ride a skid with four games
The Knicks lost for the fourth time in a row and fell to 25–35. They hoped they were close to getting Derrick Rose returned from ankle surgery, but instead announced that he had another ankle surgery on Friday.
The Knicks jumped to 10-0 leads while the Heat missed their first six shots, but Herro’s 3-pointer cut it to 32–30 after one quarter. Miami turned a two-point deficit into a 48-38 lead with a 12-0 spurt, up by a whopping 16 to stop at 65-55 advantage in the first half after Barrett scored 17 points in the second.
The Knicks were within one with 40 seconds left in the third, but Lowry hit four free throws to make it 90–85 heading for fourth. Miami then opened the quarter by outscoring the Knicks 11–5, with Herro getting two baskets to go up again in double figures at 101–90.
New York is out of hiatus 12th in the East and perhaps a team that will shift to focusing on their youth. This week it was decided that kemba walkerwho was the starting point guard will end the season and rest his troubled knee.
Heat: Butler was fined $25,000 NBA for failing to meet media accessibility obligations during All-Star weekend and failing to comply with league investigation results. Spoelstra said C Duane Demon practiced on Thursday, but his back was tense, so he didn’t play.
Nyx: rookie Quentin Grimes left in the first quarter with a right knee injury, the team said it was a right patella subluxation. monosodium glutamate TV presenter Walt “Clyde” Frazier received thunderous applause in the first quarter when he was recognized as the best Recipient of the Kurt Gaudy Electronic Media Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The two-time Knicks champion will be the first player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player and broadcaster.
Rose recently began training full time after undergoing ankle surgery in December. Friday’s procedure was due to a skin infection. Trainer Tom Thibodeau said Rose was in discomfort but not pain, and there was no schedule for his return.
Heat: Host San Antonio on Saturday.
Nyx: Master Philadelphia on Sunday.