Lake Buena Vista (AP), Florida — Tyler Herro should still go to college. He is not, but he is still a student.
He always carries a red spiral-bound notebook with him, and when things suddenly come to his mind, he will take notes. What works and what does not work, he thinks he can get better, and how he feels after the game.
“This can help me focus on my goals,” Herro said.
Everything he read on Wednesday night helped him organize his life game-and enabled the Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals. The 20-year-old Herro scored 37 points recorded by the Heat as a rookie, and the Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 1
“He has great competitive humility for him,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He has confidence. He has an unusual fearlessness. But he works very humble, can become a coach, can accept the guidance of senior players in our team, and he continues to gain greater confidence as we move forward. .”
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Goran Dragic added 22 points, and Bam Adebayo had a little shoulder pain – 20 points and 12 points A rebound helped the Heat get a 3-1 lead in seven consecutive victories. They can close it on the fifth night.
Jayson Tatum scored all 28 points for the Celtics in the second half. They eliminated the double-digit deficit, led by one point in the fourth game-and then saw the Heat escape again. Jaylen Brown had 21 points, Kemba Walker had 20 points, Gordon Hayward had 14 points, Marcus Smart had 10 points and 11 assists.
“I didn’t score in the first half. This is unacceptable,” Tatum said. “I knew I had to play better. That’s what I tried to do.”
Brown’s three-pointer with 16 seconds left reduced Miami’s lead to 107-104. After 2.1 seconds, Herro went online and waved a pair calmly to extend the lead to 5. The Celtics scored two points twice, Butler had 1.1 seconds left from the free throw, and Boston-suspended the game-has never been disappointed.
“Ultimately, we must find a way,” Walker said. “This is actually what we can do. We can do it. This is about pride. This is about what we want to do. We have to show it in the next game.”
Herro shot 14 of 21 from the field and 5 of 10 three-pointers. He became the second 20-year-old player in NBA playoff history, averaging at least 37 points per game. The other is: Magic Johnson, who scored 42 points in the 1980 NBA Finals Game 6 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I feel good about it,” Herro said. “There is still a lot of work to be done. We are 3-1.”
The Heat’s rookie playoff record was set by Dwyane Wade in 2004 in 27 games; now, it belongs to Herro, scoring 17 points in fourth place alone.
Daniel Theis scored 8:44 and Boston ranked 85-84. This was the Celtics’ first lead since 25-24, with 11:19 left in the second quarter. This was Boston’s only lead in the second half and lasted only 16 seconds. Adebayor led Miami in scoring, and Herro basically took the burden from there.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said: “Hero’s shooting percentage tonight is… the difference in the game.” “Jimmy is late. Adebayor is his typical self. Dragic did a great job. But Herro’s performance tonight is really ridiculous. To him, the edge looks like the sea.”
The Celtics had exactly 8 per 20 field goal attempts in the first two quarters, and this, plus 11 turnovers, helped the Heat break serve with a 50-44 lead.
But Tatum’s first basket after the 0-for-7 game triggered a 7-for-6 game against him in the third quarter. During that period he scored 16 of Boston’s 32 points. Kay The Alters entered the 77-76 fourth.
After their youngest player, the Heat will not give up.
“Taylor didn’t surprise me,” Adebayor said.
Celtics: Tatum made 0 of 6 shots in the first half, his second worst half-time kick-off in his career. In the game against Dallas on November 11, he led 8-0, and was 6-0 against Milwaukee in the first two quarters of the playoffs on April 17, 2018. … It was announced before the game that Hayward and his wife Robin’s parents were the fourth; Gordon Theodore Hayward (Gordon Theodore Hayward) was their eldest son.
Heat: Dragic hit a three-pointer with 8:51 left in the third quarter to take a 58-46 lead-the first double-digit lead in the Miami Series. The biggest Heat lead in the first three games was eight points. In these playoffs, Solomon Hill won the first quarter record for the first time.
No one knows when next season will start, but the Celtics are looking forward to guard Romeo Langford (Romeo Langford) may not be ready yet. Langford underwent surgery this week to repair the ligament problem on his wrist. Stevens said: “No matter when it starts, it may enter the next season.”
This is the 13th time Miami has led 3-1 in its seven best series. The Heat won the top 11.
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