DETROIT — It was during the Miami Heat’s uneven start to last season when a 20-point loss to the Detroit Pistons began a string of inexplicable defeats.

Inexplicable appeared to be back in the house again on Tuesday night, as the Heat fell behind by double digits against a Pistons team that entered shorthanded and at 4-12.

But that’s when Tyler Herro said enough was enough.

And so did the Heat.

So, instead, a fourth-quarter rally, a 100-92 victory at Little Caesar’s Arena, and a 1-1 start to this four-game trip that continues Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After defeating the Heat early last season and then losing their way to No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham, Detroit this time entered lacking suspended center Isaiah Stewart.

And, still, the Heat could not crack the code until Herro got toasty.

As Herro came around on what would turn into his 31-point night, so did the Heat, with Jimmy Butler closing with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists; Bam Adebayo with 15 points and nine rebounds; and Kyle Lowry with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Five Degrees of Heat from Tuesday night’s game:

1. Closing time: The Heat went into the fourth quarter down 76-67, without a lead since 10-9.

But that was when Herro stepped up with consecutive 3-pointers to trim the deficit to 77-74 with 9:58 remaining, leading to a Detroit timeout. Eventually, a Herro jumper with 8:09 left gave the Heat their first lead since the first quarter.

It was all part of a game-turning 21-4 run to an 88-80 lead.

2. Herro ball: Lacking the ability to work sets against the Pistons, as evidenced by Lowry being limited to a single assist through three periods, the Heat consistently turned to the creativity of Herro.

At times, it was as if the Heat were waiting on the reserves, so Herro could take over.

3. Lengthy drought: After converting a layup with 2:59 in the second period, Butler did not score again until a layup with 5:08 remaining in the third.

Butler partially compensated by standing 6 of 7 from the line to that stage, but mostly was off with makeable attempts, opening 2 of 9 from the field on what turned into a 4-of-13 night.

4. Half empty: It was an uneven first half for the Heat, falling behind by 10 at one point before going into the intermission down 53-46.

Butler was scoreless in the second period, missing his lone attempt in his 6:57 in the quarter.

Herro led the Heat with 13 in the first half, with the Heat outscored 27-6 on 3-pointers over the first 24 minutes.

5. Rotation alteration: With the Heat largely whole, save for the ongoing absence of Markieff Morris, Erik Spoelstra had Gabe Vincent back in the mix after he was shuffled out of rotation in Saturday’s loss to the Wizards.

Vincent, Herro and Dewayne Dedmon all entered together after the Heat fell behind 19-11. Caleb Martin then played as ninth man, leaving Max Strus as odd man out.

It was the first time when available that Strus has been held out this season.

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