By scoring a Game 2 win in the NBA Finals over the Denver Nuggets, the Miami Heat proved that they have what it takes to make this a very long series.
And they have a secret weapon that they might be pulling out soon.
Brian Windhorst spoke to Get Up and said that shooter Tyler Herro could be back soon.
Windhorst said that Herro has “pretty much made a comeback,” even though his official return date isn’t certain.
But the Heat aren’t feeling pressure to rush him back to the court.
“Because the Heat won Game 2 and they’re not facing a desperation 0-2 hole, they have options. They don’t have to rush Herro back,” Windhorst added.
.@WindhorstESPN says Tyler Herro is like a "luxury good" for Miami:
"Because the Heat won Game 2 and they're not facing a desperation 0-2 hole … they don't have to rush Herro back." pic.twitter.com/Td0KVvnvPt
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 6, 2023
Herro has been out of commission since injuring his hand in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks months ago.
It wasn’t clear if he’d be able to return for any part of the postseason.
In fact, it wasn’t even clear if his team would make it into the second round.
Now the team has found a great rhythm and has powered all the way to the end of the playoffs.
They have scored a road victory with their Game 2 win, evening the series, and restoring hope to the fans.
That means that they don’t need to call upon Herro unless he’s totally prepared and fully healed.
As Windhorst put it, he is now a “luxury good” for the team that has a slew of other strong shooters on the roster.
Players like Duncan Robinson, Gabe Vincent, and Max Strus are doing their best to carry the weight left by Herro.
They’re doing a very good job at it.
We aren’t entirely sure if we will see Herro play in the Finals.
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