The young Herro leads the way
Miami beats the Boston Celtics thanks too the young Tyler Herro. Herro helped the heat take a 3-1 lead in the eastern conference finals. Herro is said to carry a pad with him at all times, documenting what plays worked, what didn’t. Herro said” It helps me get locked in, helps me focus,” Herro said
Whatever Herro took or read Wednesday night, it enabled him to assemble the game of his life and take the Heat one win away from the NBA Finals. The 20-year-old Herro achieved a Heat rookie-record with 37 points, and the Heat crush the Boston Celtics 112-109 in game 4.
At age 20, Tyler Herro is the youngest player in these conference finals.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 24, 2020
Heat coach speaks on the performance
“He has a great competitive humility about him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra mentioned after the game. ”He has confidence. He has an uncommon fearlessness. But he’s humble enough to work, to be coachable, to take the mentorship from the veteran players that we have on our team, and he just continues to gain more confidence as we go.”
Butler clutch in the forth
Jimmy Butler also came up big in the fourth, scoring 24 points, Goran Dragic put in 22, and Bam Adebayo that seems to be handling a bit of shoulder injury, had 20 points and 12 rebounds to boost the Heat take a commanding 3-1 lead the best-of-seven series. The heat can finish off Boston on Friday night in Game 5.
Boston’s Jayson Tatum had a terrible first half. Tatum scored all 28 points in the second half for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown put in 21 points, Kemba Walker added 20, Gordon Hayward had 14, and Marcus Smart ended with 10 points and 11 assists.
Rookie makes it to the record books
Back to the fantastic performance Herro had. Herro made 14 of 21 shots from the floor, 5 for ten from 3-point range, and became the second 20-year-old in NBA playoff record to score 37 points in a game. The other notable mentions: Magic Johnson, who had 42 in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals for the Los Angeles Lakers.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) September 24, 2020
“I feel good about it,” Herro explained. “There’s a lot of work to be done still. We’re up 3-1.” And the Heat rookie playoff record was 27 by the great Dwyane Wade in 2004; it now belongs to Herro, who achieved 17 points in the fourth alone.
Boston’s coach sounds defeated
“Herro’s shot-making tonight was … the difference in the game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the media. “Jimmy was great late. Adebayo was his typical self. Dragic made some big plays. But Herro was ridiculously good tonight. That rim must have looked like the ocean to him.”
Your South beach heat lead the series 3-1 and looking to close it out come Friday. This is only the 12th time Miami has carried a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. The Heat defeated each of the previous 11.