A Miami Heat rookie has been killing it all season long.
From the regular season to the playoffs, the South Beach squad has been playing at a high level, night in and night out. A lot of people can be pointed out as the reason for their success. There is the leadership of Jimmy Butler, the rise of Bam Adebayo, and the excellent coaching of Erik Spoelstra.
But a man, or should I say a kid, has put the league on notice and has been dropping buckets on everyone. That dude is Tyler Herro.
The 20-year-old combo guard showcased a heroic performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, where he led Miami to a 112-109 win over the Boston Celtics. This gave them a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
Herro erupted for 37 points on 66.7% shooting from the field and he also made five of ten shots from beyond the arc. Not bad for someone who comes off the bench.
Obviously, a lot were impressed and surprised with his eruption, especially in such a high-stakes game. But should they really be surprised that the rookie from Kentucky University played this well in Game 4?
For the playoffs, Herro has been averaging 16.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Despite being a rookie, the Boy Wonder has scored in double figures in every playoff game. His consistency in scoring is already at a high level despite his young age.
What most people overlooked is that his 37-point performance in Game 4 is it’s actually the sequel of his scoring showcase.
In their Game 3 loss, he dropped 22 points in a game where Butler and Dragic struggled to get it going all night.
I’m shocked that a lot were surprised by Herro’s performance. He’s been killing it all season, averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and shooting 42.8% in the field. He’s upped his game in the playoffs, which makes me question why he was selected to the Second All-Rookie team instead of the First Team.
Herro’s 37-point game lumped him in with some impressive company. He and Magic Johnson are the only rookies to drop at least 35 points, grab at least five rebounds and dish out three or more assists in one of the two final rounds of the playoffs.
His game did not only put his team one win closer to the finals but, gained him the respect of the league as well.
Rookie Tyler Herro showed up and showed out!! He scored 37 points to lead the Heat to victory and Miami to a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 24, 2020
It was a great record while it lasted 😆 https://t.co/U8Gp7g6SXl— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 24, 2020
Get the ball in 👶🏼 🐐 hands and let’s go home aka back to the hotel room— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 24, 2020
Tyler Herro is making a lot of money right now!— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) September 24, 2020
Wow!— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) September 24, 2020
I don’t about y’all, but I don’t see him cooling down anytime too soon.