Heat’s Goran Dragic doubts Tyler Herro’s age after Game 4 dominance
Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro was so impressive in Game 4 against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday that even his teammates were left in awe. For Heat guard Goran Dragic, the veteran went as far as questioning Herro’s real age.
Dragic jokingly raised doubt about Herro being just 20 years of age after his amazing heroics on Wednesday night:
“First of all, I don’t believe he’s 20. How he’s playing,” Dragic said, via Eurohoops.net. “We believe in him, everybody believes him. That’s why we’re not afraid to put the ball on his hands. And tonight…. I mean unbelievable, tremendous game for him. He was making a lot of plays, a lot of big shots.”
Amazing. Unbelievable Tremendous. We’re running out of superlatives for Herro after he dropped a career-high 37 points on 14-of-21 shooting off of Miami’s bench. He also logged six boards and three assists, while also knocking down five out of his 10 attempts from deep.
For Goran Dragic, though, this was nothing more than a run-of-the-mill performance from his young teammate:
“Nothing new, if I’m honest,” Dragic said. “I’ve already seen him do that throughout the whole season. He even had a couple of big shots in the playoffs. Not every night is going to be his night but we keep encouraging him. He’s a special player in this league.”
Dragic may have been exaggerating a bit, but there’s no denying that Herro has been great for Miami all season long. He’s been a key cog in the team’s rotation, and Wednesday’s performance is testament to this fact.