(Denver) The Heat could bring back point guard Tyler Herro, who has been injured in the right hand since the start of the playoffs, for the fifth game of the NBA Finals they must win on Monday, to prevent the Nuggets from winning the title.
Miami has changed the status of its pitcher from unavailable to uncertain, which makes his participation in this meeting possible.
He had undergone hand surgery after being injured in Game 1 of the 1st round against Milwaukee on April 16. Without him, the Florida team thwarted all predictions, eliminating the Bucks (4-1), the Knicks (4-2) and the Celtics (4-3).
But in this final, the Heat are on the verge of defeat, led 3-1. A deficit only one team has managed to erase in Finals history, LeBron James’ Cavaliers at the expense of Stephen Curry’s Warriors in 2016.
The 23-year-old Herro was Miami’s third-leading scorer this season, averaging 20.1 points per game in the regular season. Named best sixth man in the league last year, he has since earned his starting stripes, being a key element of Miami’s offensive game.