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Tyler Herro available for Game 7 vs. Celtics with groin injury

The Heat SG will return for this elimination game.

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three
Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat reacts in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 21, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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May 29 update: After missing three and a half games with the groin strain, Herro is available for Game 7 against the Celtics. The Sixth Man of the Year is likely not going to be 100 percent, but he’s giving it a go at home in a must-win game for Miami.

May 28 update: Once again, Herro is listed as questionable as the Heat and Celtics head into Game 7 Sunday. It looks unlikely for him to play, but maybe he manages to put in a short rotation. We’ll see if Herro can power through this injury for Game 7.

May 27 update: Herro has been officially ruled out for Game 6 as the Heat face elimination.

May 26 update: Herro is listed as questionable for Game 6, as the Heat try to avoid elimination against the Celtics.

May 25 update: Once again, Herro is out for the Heat with a groin injury. This is a tough blow for Miami, especially given how lackluster the offense was in Game 4. We’ll see if Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson and Max Strus can make up for Herro’s absence.

May 24 update: Herro is listed as questionable for Game 5. After missing Game 4, the Heat would love to have the Sixth Man of the Year back on the floor at home. Herro has hopefully had enough rest to play through the groin injury.

Update — Herro has been ruled out for Game 4 vs. the Celtics.

The Miami Heat have listed Tyler Herro as questionable for Game 4 against the Boston Celtics with a groin injury. Herro appeared to suffer the injury during Game 3 and eventually did not play in the final stretch of Miami’s 109-103 victory.

As you can see from the injury report, the Heat have listed most of their rotation as questionable. Strus and Vincent are expected to play and Tucker should power through his injury. Butler is also expected to be back, while Lowry likely starts the game but his workload could be capped.

Herro only played 20 minutes in Game 3 and struggled to get going from the floor. He eventually went to the bench and had his leg wrapped up, so clearly something was bothering him and it affected his play. If Herro cannot go, look for Duncan Robinson to get some minutes while Strus and Vincent absorb most of Herro’s usual playing time.