Tyler Herro made NBA history Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Herro, who helped the Heat take a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics, totaled a career-high 37 points in the win, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to score 30 points in a playoff game off the bench.
The former Kentucky Wildcat was voted Second Team All-Rookie last week, but he’s playing like a First-Team selection.
In addition to being the youngest player in NBA history to score 30 points off the bench in a playoff game, the rookie guard broke Dwyane Wade’s rookie playoff record of 27 points.
Tyler Herro is the youngest player in NBA history to drop 30 points in a playoff game off the bench.
He's 20 years old. pic.twitter.com/eE3DaHatqs
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 24, 2020
Tyler Herro has now scored in double figures in each of his first 13 #NBAPlayoffs games.
The only other rookies to do so in NBA history are Elgin Baylor (1959) and Alvan Adams (1976). pic.twitter.com/3hJBgaNPH8
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) September 24, 2020