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Heat Guard Tyler Herro Expected to Play in Game 7 vs. Celtics, per Report

Heat guard Tyler Herro is expected to play in Game 7 against the Celtics Sunday night, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year has not played since Game 3 due to a groin strain.

In pregame media availability, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was asked about Herro’s status.

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“It’s all hands on deck. He passed his training with the trainers,” Spoelstra said.

The return of Herro is a boost to the Heat’s chances of advancing to the NBA Finals. The third-year guard out of Kentucky averaged a career-high 20.7 points on 44.7% shooting this season for Miami, emerging as a key player in Spoelstra’s rotation.

As the Heat look to win Game 7 at home to return to the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons, Herro’s return figures to be a substantial step towards making that vision a reality.

Game 7 is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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