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Heat guard Tyler Herro (groin) ruled out of Game 6

May 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives for a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter in game six of the second round of the 2022 NBA playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has been ruled out of Friday night’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals due to his left groin strain.

Herro will be sitting out for the third consecutive contest.

“These are not easy conversations or decisions,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said during his announcement on Herro. “He’s definitely made progress but he’s not ready to step up into this kind of intensity of a game.”

The Heat lost the last two games without Herro, who is the NBA Sixth Man of the Year this season. Miami averaged 81 points in the two setbacks to see the Boston Celtics take a 3-2 lead in the series.

Herro is averaging 13.5 points and shooting just 23.2 percent from 3-point range in 14 games this postseason. In the regular season, he averaged 20.7 points and shot 39.9 percent from behind the arc.

–Field Level Media