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Herro shines in Heat game 4 victory over Celtics

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Posted at 11:59 PM, Sep 23, 2020

LEX 18 — Former Kentucky Wildcat Tyler Herro had a career high 37 points in the Heat's 112-109 victory over the Celtics Wednesday night in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Herro was 14-21 from the field, including 5-10 from beyond the arc. He also finished the game with 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

'The Bucket' scored the most points by a rookie in NBA Conference Finals history, topping the likes of Andrew Toney (35 points in 1981), Earl Tatum (32 points in 1977), Daniel Gibson (31 points in 2007), and Larry Bird (31 points in 1981).

For most points scored by a rookie against the Celtics in playoff history, Herro ranks third all-time, behind the great Wilt Chamberlain who had 50 points and 42 points against Boston in 1960.

Herro's 37 points are the most by a Heat rookie in NBA playoff history.

Herro and the Heat are now one win away from reaching the NBA Finals, holding a 3-1 series lead over the Celtics.

Game 5 tips off Friday at 8:30 p.m.