Another game, another Blazers game-winner: Josh Hart corner 3 beats Heat
Two days ago, it was Jerami Grant with the game-winner to beat the Suns.
Monday night it was Josh Hart at the buzzer to rip the heart out of the Heat.
Miami’s Max Strus drained a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to tie the game. Chauncey Billups didn’t call a timeout, he trusted Damian Lillard to make the right play — and that play was Hart open in the corner.
This is a punch to the gut for the Heat, who fall to 4-7 — Miami took the lead early in the second quarter and led by as many as 15 in the second half before the Blazers mounted a comeback and turned the final minutes into a back-and-forth League Pass alert game. Again it was balance for the Heat, who had seven players in double figures.
Anfernee Simons had 25 for the Trail Blazers, Grant 23, and Damian Lillard returned from his calf strain to score 19, but it was key minutes from Justise Winslow that turned the game in the fourth. Hart finished with a dozen, but his final three will end up on his season highlight reel.