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Tyler Herro leads Heat past Celtics with career-high 37 points

Heat SG Tyler Herro scorched the Celtics off the bench, draining an insane 14-of-21 shots to help Miami take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro brings the ball up court against the Boston Celtics during the first half of game four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat rebounded from a Game 3 loss in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics by coming out on top with a 112-109 win in Game 4 on Wednesday. Miami was unexpectedly led by rookie guard Tyler Herro, who exploded for a career-high 37 points off the bench.

We highlighted Herro’s 3-point total prop bet on DraftKings Sportsbook and chose him as Thursday’s lock of the night for Showdown contests on DraftKings ahead of the game, and he returned tremendous value.

Herro was 14-for-21 from the floor and made five of his 10 shots from beyond the arc, but he did much more than score. He also chipped in with 6 rebounds and three assists. He finished the game with 51 DKFP, and only Boston’s Jayson Tatum surpassed that mark. Herro was a must-have in DFS and will be a player worth looking out for in contests that have yet to come.

Herro didn’t do it all alone, as Jimmy Butler (24), Bam Adebayo (20), and Goran Dragic (22) all made significant offensive contributions.

Tatum tallied 52.25 DKFP with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. He got off to a terrible start though and was held scoreless in the first half. He had plenty of support from Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown, who tallied 21 and 20 points, respectively.

The Heat are now 11-2 in the postseason, and their victory on Thursday made them 11-2 against the spread in the postseason. They entered Game 4 as a 3-point underdog and won in a nail biter. Whether they can keep up this impressive record moving forward remains to be seen, and they only need one more win to reach the NBA Finals. I’d keep an eye on Tyler Herro’s odds to win the 2020 NBA Finals MVP Award once they’re made available.