What a relief for Erik Spoelstra to have Tyler Herro out of the bench… Undoubtedly holder in half of the NBA franchises, the Miami shooter has regained his level of the « bubble », and he is now one of the favorites for the title of best sixth man. More complete than in the past, he regained his paw, and that night the Pistons exploded as Tyler Herro took over the game.
« For three quarters, we were soft, and then, we started in the 4th quarter » notes the hero of the evening, Florida side. “I’ve always been a big shot guy ever since I was in high school. It’s a situation that I like, and I want to win matches. What I mean is that I am a winner. When I enter the field, I will try to be up to it «
While Detroit led by 12 points at the end of the 3rd quarter, it is he who will wake up his teammates, with the complicity of Kyle Lowry. Whether in the circle attack or 3-point, Tyler Herro will bend the Pistons, and the Heat will sign a 27-6 to go from -9 to +12! On his own, he will score 14 points in the 4th quarter.
« It’s easy to make assists when Tyler shoots like that »
“Tyler was just in a great pace, and we found him for easy baskets. Then he did what he usually does, and he also put in some tough baskets. But it’s not just Herro ” tempers Erik Spoelstra. “Our whole ‘second unit’ changed the game. We had no rhythm in attack for three quarters, and Detroit had something to do with it, but making a few stops allowed us to launch our attack. «
On arrival, Tyler Herro signed an ideal match for a 6th man with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes. It’s his best total of the season. All at 12 out of 21 on shots with a 4 out of 8 at 3 points. An address which makes the happiness of Kyle Lowry who distributes seven assists in the last quarter.
« It’s easy to make assists when Tyler shoots like that » laughs the leader of the Heat. « I pass the ball to him and he scores a 3-point … »