Netease Sports reported on October 7:
Beijing time on October 7, the Heat lost 96-102 at home
Herro became famous in G4 in this year's Eastern Conference Finals, and he was highly expected by the outside world. But after all, he is a rookie, it is impossible to really maintain the stable performance of the superstar on the stage of the finals like Butler.
The Heat won the first win of the series in the last game. Herro scored 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting and his shooting percentage was still not high. Today he is also struggling. The two teams started to score anxiously from the beginning of the first quarter. Herro opened the assist for Adebayor to counter and scored a layup, but then he missed a jumper. After 8 minutes and 17 seconds, he scored 4 points in a row by breaking through and throwing shots, but then conceded 3 goals in a row and failed to contribute any more points. He was ridiculed for his flop after being stole by LeBron.
After his return in the second quarter, although he missed two more shots, but in the last round before the end of the half, he made a defensive layup against Davis, which was very difficult. He scored 7 points on 3 of 10 shots in the first half and scored more than 300 in the playoffs. He became the first person in NBA history to do this in the rookie season playoffs. The previous five were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (352 Points), Tatum (351 points), Alvin Adams (341 points), Elgin Baylor (331 points) and Jack Sikma (301 points).
In the second half, LeBron led a wave of 7-0 to let the Lakers open the score. Herro's two consecutive steals were very fatal, but fortunately the Heat could still chase back tenaciously. He only scored 2 points in the third quarter, with poor efficiency, but at 9 minutes and 59 seconds of the fourth quarter, he still confidently shot from the outside and hit a three-pointer, allowing the Heat to catch up to only 1 point behind.
When the Lakers scored another 5 points, Herro broke the silence of the Heat, hitting the Lakers with a three-pointer at 7 minutes and 39 seconds, and the Heat took advantage of the situation to tie the score. LeBron's strength allowed the Heat to continue to pay fouls in the paint. At 4 minutes and 25 seconds, Herro scored the middle distance, and the Heat were only 3 points behind. After the timeout, Herro caused a foul by Pope and made two free throws.
Helplessly, LeBron sent out key assists in a row. Herro couldn't make a strong shot in the last 1:01. With Davis hit a three-pointer, the suspense of the game ended.