After the Heat’s victory, Herro had a special message for his teammate Jimmy Butler.
Tyler Herro has had a rookie season to remember
The Miami Heat found a gem during the 2019 NBA draft when they selected Herro with the 13th overall pick. Herro has impressed many during his first year, and he is setting himself up to have a successful NBA career. In his NBA debut, Herro had 14 points and eight assists in the season-opener against the Memphis Grizzlies. Herro scored a career-high 29 points in his fourth NBA game in a win over the Atlanta Hawks.
The rookie quickly made an impact for the Heat. He shot the ball well from behind the arc, and that was a big help for the Heat during the regular season. Herro earned his playing time and coming off the bench, and he provided that spark the Heat needed. He set a new career-high in scoring during the regular season when he had 30 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Heat were one of the hottest teams going into the playoffs, and Herro was a big part of the team’s success. Herro was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. During the regular season, he averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. He also shot 38 percent from beyond the arc and 42 percent from the field.
Tyler Herro’s big Game 4 performance in the Eastern Conference Finals
When the Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs, Herro became the first player in NBA history born in the 2000s to appear in an Eastern Conference Final. Throughout the playoffs, Herro has stepped up in a big way for the Heat, and he has not been playing like a rookie. His ability to knock down open shots has helped the Heat get to where they are now.
Going into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat wanted to take control of the series, and that’s what they did. The Heat was able to pull out the 112-109 victory over the Celtics to take a 3-1 series lead. A big reason for the Heat’s win was Herro’s performance. He finished the game with 37 points, and he became the fourth player in playoffs history to score 30 plus points before turning 21. Herro also set Conference Finals record for the youngest player to score 30 plus points and the most points by a rookie.
Tyler Herro wants to reach the NBA Finals for his teammate Jimmy Butler
The Heat are one win away from the NBA Finals, and it will be a big accomplishment for most players on the team. If the Heat win their next game, Herro will play in his first NBA Finals as a rookie, and it will also be Jimmy Butler’s first finals appearance. During the Game 4 postgame interview, Herro had a message for Butler.
“I more wanna do it for Jimmy though. … He hasn’t gone to the Finals. I wanna do it for him. … He’s been a great big brother to me since I’ve been in Miami, and I know how much it means for him to win. And I just wanna help him get there,” Herro said. From that statement alone, you can tell that Herro really values his relationship with Butler, and they have great chemistry. The Heat has a talented team and knows how to play well together, and now they can continue their impressive playoff run, with just one more win.