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Tyler Herro third player to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games

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Heat Tyler Herro third player to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games
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On Thursday, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro joined Stephen Curry and James Harden as only the third player in NBA history to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games.

In the Heat’s 111-108 win over the Houston Rockets, the 2022 Sixth Man of the Year ended his performance with a career-high 41 points and 10-of-15 (66.7%) shooting from 3-point range.

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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 Herro said after the win. “I didn’t have any intention of coming in to tie the record, but I was just trying to get threes up. I think shooting more threes is helping.”

Furthermore, Herro is the youngest player in NBA history to accomplish this feat. The Kentucky product turns 23 on Jan. 20. Curry was 27 at the time he knocked down at least nine 3-pointers in back-to-back games. Harden was also 30.

Heat guard Tyler Herro becomes third player in NBA history to hit at least nine 3-pointers in consecutive games

Herro is the first Heat player since LeBron James to score 35-plus points in consecutive contests. The fourth-year guard recorded 35 points and nine 3-pointers against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

James logged 37 points versus the Memphis Grizzlies on April 9, 2014, and the four-time MVP scored 36 points against the Indiana Pacers two days later. But not even LeBron has ever knocked down a total of 19 threes over the course of two games.

“The last couple of games, that’s been really the scheme against him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s been open. But regardless, he’s too good of a shooter for us to not take threes off the catch. He has to continue to be assertive in those opportunities. He’s just a brilliant shooter. He can do it off the dribble and off the catch.”

Additionally, Tyler Herro is the fourth Heat player to hit 10 threes in a game. Duncan Robinson was the last player to reach the mark on December 10, 2019. In Miami’s 135-121 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Robinson shot 10-of-14 (71.4%) from downtown.

Through 22 starts this season, the guard is averaging career highs of 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. He’s shooting 46.1% from the floor and a career-best 41.6% outside the arc.

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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