Tyler Herro available to play in Heat-Celtics Game 7
The Miami Heat got good news prior to Sunday's Game 7 against the Boston Celtics.
Though it's unclear just how good. The Heat announced that NBA Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro is planning to play in the winner-take-all game after missing the past three games with a groin injury.
Herro admitted to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes shortly before tip-off that he's not 100% and isn't sure how much of a role he'll play.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (groin) tells @YahooSports he’s not 100 percent and doesn’t know if he’ll be in the rotation, but says he’ll give it his all when and if called upon tonight.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 30, 2022
The Celtics also delivered good news on the injury front. Head coach Ime Udoka announced pregame that Robert Williams and Marcus Smart are both available to play without minutes restrictions. Both have been limited or sidelined during the series with injuries.
With a trip to the NBA Finals at stake, it appears that both teams are as healthy as they've been since the Eastern Conference finals tipped off.
Herro averaged 20.7 points, five rebounds and four assists while shooting 39.9% from 3-point distance during the regular season. He's struggled in 14 postseason games while averaging 13.5 points and shooting 23.2% from long distance.