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Heat Guard Tyler Herro to Miss Game 4 Due to Groin Injury

Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro will miss the Heat’s Game 4 tilt on Monday night against the Celtics due to a groin injury, per to a release from the team.

Herro did not play in the final 8:11 of the fourth quarter on Saturday. When asked after the game if Herro was available to return, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave a diplomatic answer.

“It depends on who you ask. If you ask Tyler, yes. And the trainers didn’t say definitely no.”

The loss of Herro to injury is a crucial one for the Heat, who are looking to take a 3–1 series lead back to Miami with a win Monday night against the Celtics.

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Herro has emerged as a key cog in the rotation for Miami this season, as he shot nearly 45% from the floor while averaging a career-high 20.7 points en route to his first Sixth Man of the Year award.

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Thus far in the playoffs, Herro’s numbers have dippled slightly, but he has still been effective. He’s averaging 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds on 41.3% shooting. 

Game 4 between the Heat and Celtics is slated to tip-off at 8:30 p.m. CT. 

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