Heat Guard Will Not Play In Game 4 Versus Celtics

The Miami Heat announced that guard Tyler Herro will not play in Game 4 versus the Boston Celtics Monday night. Herro is reportedly dealing with a strained left groin.

The 2021-22 Sixth Man of the Year did not suit up for the last eight minutes of Miami's 109-103 Game 3 win. He finished that contest playing just 20 minutes with eight points on 4-of-15 shooting.

Herro finished as the second-best scorer for the Heat in the regular season, where he averaged 20.7 points per game. However, the 22-year-old's production has dipped in these playoffs, where he is averaging just 13.5 points per game on 41.3 percent shooting.

His three-point shooting, in particular, has been on a dry spell as of late. Herro has made just two of his last 23 three-pointers over his past six outings.

Aside from Herro, the Heat are also dealing with a laundry list of other injuries.

Jimmy Butler missed the second half of Game 3 due to knee inflammation. But Miami did announce the 6-time All-Star intends to play in Game 4.

Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, and PJ Tucker also appeared on the injury report for the Heat. But all of them played the previous game and will likely be available for Miami as it looks to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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