Heat pull away to beat Thunder 108-94 in finale of road trip

Heat pull away to beat Thunder 108-94 in finale of road trip

2021-02-23 05:00:18
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, leading the Miami Heat to a 108-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night in the final of their seven-game road trip.

Kendrick Nunn added 20 points and nine assists, Bam Adebayo had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and they joined in Miami's 15-0 run to start the fourth quarter.

Robinson closed it out with a 3-pointer that gave the Heat a 94-77 lead halfway through the final period. Miami won the last three games of the trip and finished 4-3.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points for the Thunder, which was surpassed 63-40 after halftime.

The Heat made five of their first eight three-point tries. Max Strus finished the hot start with a 4:19 lead in the first quarter.

The Heat missed their next 12 three-point shots. Robinson finally ended the drought with a 31-foot jumper with 43 seconds to go to half time.

Meanwhile, the Thunder fired 54% off the floor for the first 24 minutes. Gilgeous-Alexander bolstered Oklahoma City's 54-45 halftime advantage by scoring 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting. His only half miss came via a 27-foot stepback as time passed in the first period.

Miami responded with 34 points in the third quarter to take a 79-72 lead with less than a minute to go. Gilgeous-Alexander rattled off five points in the final 31.6 seconds to bring in the Thunder two that entered the final period before Miami promptly blew it open.

TIP-INS

Heat: Tyler Herro (right hip contusion) was ruled out ahead of Monday's game. He's on from day to day, according to coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat hasn't played at home since a February 9 win over the New York Knicks. Jimmy Butler played in his 600th career game.

Thunder: Al Horford (halftime) was unavailable for Oklahoma City's second game in as many nights. Isaiah Roby started in Horford's place, the Thunder falling to 2-4 playing the second game from back-to-back.

NEXT ONE

Thunder: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Heat: Host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.


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