Heat rookie Tyler Herro dedicates Game 4 performance to ‘big brother’ Jimmy Butler
The young star continues to shine in the NBA bubble, dropping 37 massive points for the Heat in Game 4 to put them 3-1 up in the series. With his huge night, Herro also surpassed Heat legend Dwyane Wade for the most points scored by a rookie in Heat playoff history.
However, while he definitely deserves the spotlight, the rookie deflected the credit to his teammates — especially to Jimmy Butler, whom Herro claims has been his big brother ever since he took his talents to South Beach.
“Everything. I want to do it more for Jimmy though. He hasn’t got to the Finals and I wanna do it for him. Obviously, he’s been a great big brother to me since I’ve been in Miami. I know how much it means to him to win and I just want to help him get that,” the Heat youngster said when asked what being one win away from the finals meant to him, per FOX Sports.
"My teammates and coaches put full trust in me."
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Butler has been the vocal leader of the gritty Heat squad, and his winning attitude has surely rubbed off to his younger teammates. The 31-year old arrived in Miami after a one-year stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, and he has been fitting really nicely for Erik Spoelstra and the rest of the Miami roster.
Thanks to Tyler Herro’s hot-shooting night though, Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Heat are now just one win away from booking a trip to the NBA Finals.