The Miami Heat are a team with a very deep roster, everyone knows that.
They are far more than just Jimmy Butler and a few big names – they have many players they can rely on when they need them.
One of those talented athletes is Max Strus, the forward who is making some serious noise in this series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Max Strus tonight:
He leads this playoffs in +/- with +119. pic.twitter.com/fwOK17yCIv
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 11, 2022
After four straight single-digit games, Strus has come back to life for his Heat and left quite an impression on Tuesday night in a massive 120-85 win over the 76ers.
Strus had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and shot 4 three-pointers.
He was +30 on the floor and currently leads these playoffs with a plus-minus of +119.
Strus is stepping up when his team needs him most and he could help them make the Eastern Conference Finals – and beyond.
He shot 7-of-13 from the field on Tuesday night, including his four threes.
Because of Strus’ hard work, the Heat pushed up their three-point percentage from 21% to 39%.
Strus later told the press that he came into the game knowing he needed to be more aggressive and needed to fight harder and do more for his squad.
He obviously wanted to come out firing and that’s exactly what he did.
It wasn’t just the shots that helped.
He also stepped up in rebounds for Tuesday night’s game.
In fact, he doubled his previous playoff career-high.
Strus is just one of the contributing factors that is helping the Heat carve their path forward to the Finals.
A player like Strus makes the Heat even more dangerous and hard to stop.
If he’s only getting better, this series might be basically over.