Tyler Herro Sets An NBA Record

The Miami Heat are currently sitting in the eighth seed of the Eastern Conference. They are riding on a three-game win streak and hold a record of 15-15 to get them to .500. A huge part of the reason has been the stellar play of Tyler Herro who set an NBA record after last night's performance in Houston. 

Herro is coming off a sensational season where he won the sixth man of the year award. He had a slow start coming into this year and many inconsistent performances. However, with the absence of teammate Bam Adebayo last night, he had a career game. 

According to the Heat, Herro became only the third player in NBA history to make nine or more threes in consecutive games. He joins Stephen Curry and James Harden in that category and is the first to do it on a back-to-back performance. The 13th pick in the 2019 draft dropped a career-high 41 points against the Rockets last night and a career high 10 three point makes. The night before in Oklahoma he poured in nine three-pointers and had 35 points in a win against the Thunder.
Herro is averaging 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists a game on 46% shooting this year. He is definitely stepping up at the right time for the Heat who have been looking at players other than Jimmy Butler and Adebayo to take on some scoring. With back-to-back incredible performances, he could also be making a case for an appearance into the All-Star game. 

At only 22-years-old Herro is looking to be the future face of the next generation of superstars. During the off-season, the Heat signed the young guard to a four-year contract extension that could be worth 130 million. So far, he's earning every penny of that, and Miami should be pleased with how he's been playing.

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