Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat, setting a franchise record for most points in a season-opening game, rode a 26-2 first-quarter run and 27 bench points from Tyler Herro to a 137-95 (40-17, 32-26, 33-26, 32-26) win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Player of the Game
Tyler  Herro
EFF
26
Tyler Herro
Points 27
Accuracy 10-18
Rebounds 6
Assists 5

Miami also got 21 points from Jimmy Butler and 20 points and a game-high 13 rebounds from Bam Adebayo.

The Heat shot 53.1 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent on 3-point attempts (15-for-35). The Bucks shot 38.1 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent on threes (12-for-42).

Milwaukee, which went nine consecutive minutes without a field goal in a brutal first quarter and never led in the game, was led by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Khris Middleton was held to 10 points.

The Bucks played without two starters: center Brook Lopez (back spasms) and Jrue Holiday (bruised heel). Rotation players Donte DiVincenzo and Bobby Portis are also injured.

Veteran point guard/six-time All-Star Kyle Lowry, Miami's biggest offseason acquisition, missed his first five shots and finished with five points -- on 1-for-8 shooting -- and six assists. He didn't make his first (and only) field goal until he swished a 3-pointer from several feet beyond the arc with 11:37 left in the third quarter.

Lowry, who appeared to sprain both ankles during the same second-quarter play, returned to the court just a few minutes later.

The Heat's other newcomers this year are power forwards P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris. Tucker started and had eight points and six rebounds. Morris had seven points and four rebounds off the bench.

Miami scored 19 consecutive points and led 40-17 after the first quarter. The period ended with Herro rushing up the court and hitting a 35-footer at the buzzer. The Heat shot 57.7 percent from the floor in the first quarter while Milwaukee shot 22.7 percent.

Miami led by as many as 31 points in the second quarter before settling for a 72-43 halftime lead.

The Heat led 105-69 after three quarters, and they cruised from there.

For the game, Miami outrebounded Milwaukee, 58-38.

Heat: Tyler Herro 27 (6/10 2PT, 4/8 3PT), Jimmy Butler 21 (6/10 2PT, 9/11 FT), Bam Adebayo 20 (9/13 2PT, 13 REB), Dewayne Dedmon 13 (9 REB).

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 (10 REB), Grayson Allen 14 (2/8 3PT), Sandro Mamukelashvili 12, Jordan Nwora 11, Khris Middleton 10 (1/6 3PT).

Tyler Herro's performance:

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Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
53%
51/96
Field goals
38%
32/84
69
Rebounds
49
28
Assists
19
8
Steals
6
26
Fouls
26
59%
36/61
2-pointers
48%
20/42

Best players

Tyler  Herro
27 PTS
10/18 FG
3/4 FT
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
15 PTS
4/11 FG
6/10 FT
Bam  Adebayo
13 REB
9 DREB
4 OREB
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
10 REB
9 DREB
1 OREB
Miami Heat
Few players
6 As
Milwaukee Bucks
Few players
4 As
Tyler  Herro
26 EFF
60% 2P%
50% 3P%
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
14 EFF
38% 2P%
33% 3P%