After a couple easy wins to start the NBA Summer League, things finally got tougher for the Miami Heat.
Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn made sure they got through it.
Herro scored 25 points, Nunn added 19 and the Heat edged the Orlando Magic 96-92 on Tuesday to remain undefeated in Las Vegas.
Miami joined Memphis, Detroit and Minnesota at 3-0, in good shape for seeding purposes when the 32 teams are trimmed to eight for the tournament.
The Heat can thank their backcourt that has played so well on the campus of UNLV. There wasn’t too much to do in the opener, when Miami led by 51 points in a 103-62 rout of China, when Herro and Nunn combined for 38 points. They put up 38 more against Utah, when Miami led by as much as 19 in an eventual 12-point victory.
They were even better when Miami was finally tested against Orlando (1-2), which had a 12-point lead. But Herro, the No. 13 pick out of Kentucky, poured in 15 points in the second quarter before Nunn, who spent last season with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League, finished it off with 11 in the fourth quarter.
Amile Jefferson had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Orlando.
THUNDER 84, CROATIA 76
Kevin Hervey scored 13 points as Oklahoma City kept Croatia winless in its NBA Summer League debut.
The Thunder improved to 2-1 by outscoring the Croatians 25-7 in the fourth quarter.
Marjan Cakarun had 13 points for Croatia (0-3), which blew its chance for a first victory by going 2 for 8 with 10 turnovers in the fourth quarter.