We have Tyler Herro on tape saying “I’m a bucket” in a Kentucky jersey and now we have him snarling in a Miami Heat Jersey. Another difference? One was in an SEC game and the other was in game three of the NBA Finals.
HERRO MEAN MUG ALERT pic.twitter.com/611PQNO2ts— Overtime (@overtime) October 5, 2020
That’s why you go to Kentucky kids.
Herro wasn’t the face of the game. He started his second game in a row only because Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were out, but he made an impact.
Boy Wonder had 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Like I said, he didn’t light it up, but for a rookie in his first NBA Finals, on a team that has the injury bug, in a must-win game, against the L.A. Lakers, against LeBron James and Anthony Davis, I say he played well.
The reason the Heat won? A 40-point triple-double from a guy named Jimmy Butler: 40 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, with no three’s attempted. That’s impressive. That’s the same guy that was the last pick of the first round in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Oh yeah, by the way, that’s only the third 40-point triple-double in NBA Finals history. The other two to do it are Jerry West and LeBron James
I should also point out that it’s only the third time someone has had a 40-point triple-double with zero three’s attempted. The other two to do it are Shaq and Kareem.
As for the other Wildcats, nothing special. Anthony Davis had 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, and zero blocks. Rajon Rondo had four points, eight rebounds, five assists, and was 2-8 from the field.
After losing both Adebayo and Gragic in game one, the Heat get both of them back in game four. All of a sudden, what looked like a potential sweep, is now a series folks.
Game four is Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST. on ESPN.