Tyler Herro Scores 33 Points In Return To Starting Lineup

Herro led the Miami Heat in scoring Tuesday in a 117-111 win against the Atlanta Hawks
Apr 9, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) reacts after a basket against
Apr 9, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) reacts after a basket against / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Herro shined in his return to the starting lineup on Tuesday.

The Miami Heat had to fight for a 117-111 double-overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks. Herro led the team with 33 points.

Herro had come off the bench in the Heat’s last two games. He registered 25 minutes against the Houston Rockets on Friday. Herro then had 21 points in 31 minutes in a close game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Herro had missed 20 games due to knee and foot injuries.

Herro reentered the starting lineup on Tuesday. He tied a career-high by playing 47 minutes. Herro’s offensive outburst was crucial to the team’s victory. Each game’s importance is intensified with the Heat in a close battle for playoff positioning.

Herro’s offensive leadership was something that the Heat had missed during their recent stretch. The Heat had averaged 107.9 points during his absence. The team has averaged 117 points in the three games that Herro has played since returning to the rotation.

Herro slides in as a lock in the starting lineup alongside Jimy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Terry Rozier will also likely remain a starter as well. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will likely tamper with the fifth starting spot based on fit. Caleb Martin, Jaime Jaquez Jr., and Nikola Jovic are all likely candidates. 

The Heat have three more regular season games to figure out their rotation. The team hosts the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night.

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