Brad Stevens offers perfect description of Tyler Herro’s Game 4 performance for Heat
The Heat rookie was virtually automatic the entire game, and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had no choice but to applaud Herro on his impressive playoff performance.
“Tyler Herro was ridiculous tonight,” Brad Stevens said of Tyler Herro, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN. “The rim must have looked like an ocean to him.”
The 20-year old sharpshooter knocked down 14 of his 21 field goals (67 percent) and was 5-of-10 from the 3-point distance. Herro also added six rebounds and three assists to cap off an impressive all-around performance.
Although Herro is one of the youngest players in the playoffs this year, it sure doesn’t look or feel like it. The Milwaukee native has now successfully scored double digits in all of his playoff games so far and is looking like one of the biggest snubs for the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Stevens didn’t have the answer to Herro and the rest of Miami as they tried to claw their way back before ultimately falling short. Jayson Tatum, who had a lackluster first half, tried to will his team late in the game, but his 28-point second half still wasn’t enough to extinguish the Heat.
Boston also shot themselves in the foot with their 19 turnovers, even giving the Heat the ball back in crucial stretches in the fourth period.
The Heat are now enjoying a gigantic 3-1 advantage and will look to close things out on Friday’s pivotal Game 5.