The number one seed Miami Heat came into the Eastern Conference slightly less favored despite their higher seeding. They relied on their bench depth heavily and coach Erik Spoelstra’s astute rotation to overcome opponents. Except, they find themselves in an injury pickle including their super-sub, Tyler Herro.
And that won’t hold up against their opponents, the favorite Boston Celtics. The Celtics’ impressive playoff run has seen them take down the Brooklyn Nets, and the defending champions, the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite being injury-ridden, the Heat have won 2 of their first 3 conference finals games.
This included their last win at the TD Garden, to take the series lead in hostile territory on the back of Bam Adebayo’s 31-point performance. Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry are treading on eggshells as they play fewer minutes with injury concerns. But even the usually unafflicted Tyler Herro has his struggles this postseason.
Tyler Herro is out for Game 4 against Boston Celtics
Herro has enjoyed a great third postseason appearance helping the Heat replicate their bubble Finals run of 2020. His perfomances have been very similar to their 2020 run as the numbers match up closely. The Sixth Man of the Year has averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 16 games played.
However in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, Tyler showed signs of an injury. He did not get going and failed to make any of his six 3-point shots. After just 20 minutes of playing time, he returned to the bench. Later, he was seen with a cast over his leg as he tried to recuperate.
The injury was later diagnosed as a groin injury.
BREAKING: Tyler Herro (groin) is OUT for Game 4 of Heat-Celtics
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 23, 2022
For the crucial second away game of the series, Herro is expected to be out of the rotation. He is questionable alongside numerous other fixtures of the Heat rotation. Coach Spoelstra has his task cut out as he looks to steal a result at the Garden again.