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How 20-year-old Heat rookie Tyler Herro sank Celtics in Game 4 of Eastern Conference finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Twenty years old, rookie in the NBA playing in his first postseason and close to an NBA Finals appearance.

So what did Miami’s Tyler Herro do? The 13th pick in the 2019 draft met the moment like an All-Star.

He scored a career-high 37 points on 14-for-21 shooting, including 5-for-10 on 3-pointers, pushing Miami to a 112-109 victory over Boston in Game 4 on Wednesday for a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

“He has a confidence. He has a fearlessness that is uncommon,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “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.”

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