He had the game of his life with 37 points on 14-of-21 shooting from the field and 5-of-10 from 3-point range.
Players from around the league gave the University of Kentucky product some major props on social media.
14 Black lives Matters out there serving !!!
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 24, 2020
@raf_tyler was the best player on the floor tonight ‼️
this rookie class is deep 💪🏽
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) September 24, 2020
— PJ Washington (@PJWashington) September 24, 2020
Get the ball in 👶🏼 🐐 hands and let’s go home aka back to the hotel room
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 24, 2020
🇦🇷La NBA atenta contra mi horario de cama. 😜 Partidazo! Gran equipo Miami y qué jugador Herro! 😲
🇺🇲The NBA Playoffs don't let follow my bedtime routine! 😜 What a game! What a team Miami!! Well deserved. #HerroFan ✋ pic.twitter.com/6UfiKDxiAp
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) September 24, 2020
HERRO WAS JUST THAT TONIGHT. TOUGH.
— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) September 24, 2020
Herro was not considered by most a future star coming into last year’s NBA draft. But Heat president Pat Riley saw enough to be sold on him and took him with the 13th overall pick.
Although Herro played well during the regular season, he appeared to be a role player more than a bonafide stud.
But throughout the playoffs, he has, at times, flashed his all-around game.
Herro’s ability to handle the ball, facilitate the offense and penetrate into the paint has made him an intriguing player.
In Game 1 against the Celtics, he was just one assist shy of a triple-double as Miami overcame a large early deficit to win in overtime.