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

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) goes up for a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon (11) in the second half of an NBA basketba...
Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon, left, and guard Kenrich Williams, right, in the second ...
Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, rear, shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon, front in the second half of an NBA basketball game ...
Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, rear, shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) in the second half of an NBA basketba...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) goes up for a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon (11) in the second half of an NBA basketba...

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon, left, and guard Kenrich Williams, right, in the second ...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, rear, shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon, front in the second half of an NBA basketball game ...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, rear, shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) in the second half of an NBA basketba...

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 finale of their seven-game road trip.

Kendrick Nunn added 20 points and nine assists, Bam Adebayo had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and they hooked up on an alley-oop dunk during Miami's 15-0 run to start the fourth quarter.

Robinson ended it with a 3-pointer that gave the Heat a 94-77 lead midway through the final period. Miami won the final three games of the trip to finish 4-3.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points for the Thunder, who were outscored 63-40 after halftime.

The Heat made five of their first eight 3-point attempts. Max Strus capped the hot start with one with 4:19 remaining in the first quarter.

The Heat missed their next 12 3-point shots. Robinson finally ended the drought with a 31-foot jumper with 43 seconds left until the break.

Meanwhile, the Thunder shot 54% from the floor through the first 24 minutes. Gilgeous-Alexander fueled Oklahoma City’s 54-45 halftime advantage, scoring 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting. His only miss of the half came via a 27-foot stepback as time expired in the first period.

Miami responded with 34 points in the third quarter to take a 79-72 lead with under a minute left in the frame. Gilgeous-Alexander rattled off five points in the final 31.6 seconds to bring the Thunder within two entering 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 is day to day, per coach Erik Spoelstra. … The Heat haven’t played at home since a Feb. 9 win over the New York Knicks. … Jimmy Butler played in his 600th career game.

Thunder: Al Horford (rest) was not available for Oklahoma City’s second game in as many nights. Isaiah Roby started in Horford’s place. … The Thunder fell to 2-4 when playing the second game of a back-to-back.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Heat: Host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-02-26 10:19 GMT+08:00