Tyler Herro delivered a 33-point performance, including crucial baskets in double overtime, as the Miami Heat (44-35) prevailed over the Atlanta Hawks (36-43) with a hard-fought 117-111 victory on Tuesday night.

Herro’s heroics, alongside contributions from Jimmy Butler (25 points, 9 assists) and Nikola Jovic (23 points, 8 rebounds), propelled the Heat to their fifth win in seven games, maintaining their pursuit of a higher seed in the Eastern Conference.

Dejounte Murray’s showing of 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists led the charge for the Hawks, while De’Andre Hunter added 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The Heat’s victory keeps them within striking distance of the Philadelphia 76ers, remaining in eighth place in the tightly contested Eastern Conference standings.

With key players sidelined due to injuries, including Terry Rozier and Duncan Robinson for the Heat, and Trae Young’s ongoing recovery for the Hawks, depth and resilience were paramount for both teams.