With Tyler Herro playing fantastic basketball in recent weeks, the Miami Heat visited Trae Young’s Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening. Without Jimmy Butler to help them for a while due to injury, Tyler Herro is the one player who needs to take the leadership in complicated visits such as today. Atlanta Hawks have been quite inconsistent this season but there has been one good constant over the season. Despite having poor results, they could always rely on Trae Young to at least score 30+ points. But the day would come when the rivals could stop his attempts with great defensive basketball. Today was that day for the Miami Heat.
Tyler Herro has been delivering great numbers over the last month, but today the entire team wanted to pitch in for the cause. Today, a total of 7 Heat players scored double digits but Herro was the main man this evening. Close to him was Caleb Martin with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Herro got 11 dimes apart from his scoring stats and he was only one rebound shy off a triple-double. Who definitely wasn’t there for his teammates tonight was Trae Young with only 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. It was a quiet night for the young point guard. In the end, the Heat battered the Hawks 115-91.
What’s next for Hawks and Heat?
After tonight’s defeat, the Atlanta Hawks moved down to a 17-23 record. The Heat moved up to a 26-15 record with this victory. Both teams will rest for a day and make a trip to Florida to face each other again on Friday. Tonight, they played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. But Friday will see them face off at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. Perhaps Trae Young can redeem himself two days from now after the dismal display he offered on Wednesday evening.