20-year-old Tyler Herro turned in a record scoring performance to help the Miami Heat to a 112-109 win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA Playoffs.
The Heat now lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-1 after Herro scored a rookie-record 37 points.
“He has a great competitive humility about him,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
“He has a confidence. He has a fearlessness that is uncommon. But he’s humble enough to work, to be coachable, to take the mentorship from the veteran players that we have on our team, and he just continues to gain more confidence as we go.”
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Goran Dragic added 22 and Bam Adebayo -dealing with a bit of shoulder soreness – had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the Heat onto the brink of closing out the series.