On Thursday, Miami Heat guard Tyler Hero became the third player in NBA history to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games, joining Stephen Curry and James Harden.
The 2022 Sixth Man of the Year finished with a career-high 41 points and 10-of-15 (66.7%) shooting from 3-point range in the Heat’s 111-108 win over the Houston Rockets.
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On the Heat: Tyler Hero became the third player in NBA history to hit at least nine three-pointers in consecutive games (joining only Stephen Curry and James Harden) and the first player to do it back-to-back.
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“I didn’t know it was the record until last night when I hit nine and they said I was one short,” Tyler Hero said after the win. “I had no intention of going in to set the record, but I was trying to get three up. I think shooting three more people would help.
Furthermore, Hero is the youngest player in NBA history to accomplish this feat. On January 20, the Kentucky product will turn 23 years old. Curry was 27 years old when he hit at least nine 3-pointers in back-to-back games. Harden was also 30.
Heat guard Tyler Hero became the third player in NBA history to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games.
Hero is the first Heat player since LeBron James to score 35-plus points in consecutive contests. The fourth-year guard scored 35 points and nine 3-pointers against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
James scored 37 points against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 9, 2014, and the four-time MVP scored 36 points two days later against the Indiana Pacers. But even LeBron has never hit a total of 19 threes in two games.
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“The last two games were really the plan against him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s open. But regardless, he’s too good of a shooter for us to not take threes from the tackle. In those opportunities, he must continue with determination. He’s just a good shooter. He can do it from the drip and the handle.
Additionally, Tyler Hero is the fourth Heat player to hit 10 threes in a game. Duncan Robinson is the last player to get the result on December 10, 2019. In Miami’s 135-121 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Robinson shot 10-of-14 (71.4%) from downtown.
In 22 starts this season, the guard is averaging a career-high 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He shot 46.1% from the floor and a career-best 41.6% from beyond the arc.