The shooting guard went for a team-high 25 points in Game 1 of the second round against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He was dominant, fast, smart, and seemingly unstoppable at times.
The 76ers just didn’t have any answers or solutions for what Herro was doing.
Tyler Herro outplaying James Harden in a playoff game a couple years after the trade rumors really is poetic
— HEAT NATION (@Zachppp) May 3, 2022
This was great news for fans of the Heat because for years now Herro has been talked about as a possible trade asset, and now he’s making more points than some of the most well-known guys in the game, such as James Harden.
Tyler Is On Fire
Herro’s performance on Monday is yet another example of just how downright dangerous the Heat are.
He’s not the team’s biggest star but he was shining bright for his squad.
He wasn’t even a starter and he still scored the most points for Miami.
This goes to show just how stacked the roster is.
Miami was wiping the floor with the 76ers and Herro’s performance showed just how weak the team’s defense is without possible MVP Joel Embiid.
Embiid is currently out with a right orbital fracture and concussion and won’t be back until Game 3 at the earliest.
Game 2 is on Wednesday, which gives the 76ers some time to create some sort of defensive strategy to stop Herro and the rest of the Miami squad.
It won’t be easy, especially without Embiid.
However, it’s not impossible, it’ll just require more work from the team’s stars, such as Harden.
Not so fun fact: all of Philly’s starters had negative plus/minus scores – that will absolutely have to change.
Philly will also need a defense that is absolutely smothering in order to cool down the Heat.