DALLAS (AP) — Four Miami Heat players had 22 or more points in holding off a late Dallas rally to beat the Mavericks 125-110 on Tuesday night.
Tyler Herro scored 25 points off the bench, 15 alone in the second quarter when the Heat outscored the Mavericks 46-32 to take a 70-62 halftime lead. Jimmy Butler added 23 points, Kyle Lowry had 22 and Bam Adebayo scored 22 and grabbed 13 rebounds.READ MORE: Arrest Made In The Death Of Palm Beach Gardens Teen Ryan Rogers
Luka Doncic scored a season-high 33 points for the Mavericks, who lost for the first time in four home games.
Jalen Brunson added a season-high 25 points in his first start of the season, necessitated by injuries that have sidelined Dallas big men Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber.
Miami led 97-81 with 2:12 to play in the third quarter when Dallas began its run. The Mavericks pulled within 101-95 two minutes into the fourth period before the Heat held them off down the stretch.
Porzingis missed his fourth straight game with lower back tightness. Kleber, who started Sunday’s win over Sacramento in Porzingis’ place, left that game late in the first period and will be out 7-10 days with a left oblique strain.
Veteran Mavericks guard Trey Burke, who is unvaccinated, missed the COVID-19 testing window for the second time in four games and was unavailable, forfeiting another game check. Coach Jason Kidd said Burke will travel with the team for Wednesday night’s game at San Antonio.READ MORE: FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty On Omicron Variant: 'It Looks Like It's Going To Be Very Significantly Virulent And Very Transmissible'
“For us as the Mavs, we can only talk (to him) about it,” Kidd said. “He has the responsibility to show up on time.”
With a seven-foot jump shot midway through the second quarter, Doncic passed his coach and moved into 14th place on the franchise points list in only his fourth season. Doncic has 5,283 to Kidd’s 5,258 in eight Dallas seasons. … Duncan Robinson has hit 3-pointers in 55 consecutive games, beginning last Feb. 11. It’s the second-longest streak in franchise history to Robinson’s 57 straight from Nov. 25, 2019, to Aug. 12, 2020.
Heat: Host Boston on Thursday in the first of two consecutive games at home, where they are 3-0 this season.
Mavericks: At San Antonio on Wednesday night to close their second back-to-back in the season’s first eight games.
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