With Jimmy Butler out because of a hip issue, the Miami Heat put the ball in Tyler Herro’s hands down the stretch Wednesday.
The results were undeniably impressive, as Herro scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s 110-107 win over the Sacramento Kings at FTX Arena.
“He’s a gutsy kid and he wants those moments and he really delivered tonight,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of Herro, who finished Wednesday’s victory with a team-high 26 points and 12 rebounds. “In the fourth quarter, he made some big plays going down the stretch.”
One of Herro’s fourth-quarter makes was a game-winning three-pointer. With the score tied at 107 and the Heat starting the possession with 12.5 seconds on the clock following a timeout, Herro took a screen from Heat guard Gabe Vincent to get Kings guard Terence Davis switched onto him. That’s when Vincent and the other three Heat players on the court spread out to give Herro the space needed to operate in an isolation situation.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.