After a resounding victory over the Spurs, the HEAT are in Charlotte for a matchup with the Hornets on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.
And if you somehow missed it (hopefully you didn’t), Bucket…err…Tyler Herro absolutely went off against San Antonio on Tuesday. Thanks to a mix of step-back treys, pull-up mid-range jumpers and a few drives to the cup, the 19-year-old led all players with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting and a plus-29 rating.
It’ll be interesting to see how he follows that up in Charlotte.
Speaking of which, the Hornets have played just one game thus far in the preseason: a narrow 107-106 loss to the Celtics on Sunday night. Despite the defeat, however, rookie big man P.J. Washington (Herro’s former teammate at Kentucky) mixed things up with catch-and-shoot treys, thunderous jams and some strong takes to the rack. Subsequently, he led Charlotte with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
That wasn’t all, though, as fellow newcomer Terry Rozier also did his thing with nine points, a game-high nine assists, two steals, a block and a game-high plus-17 rating. In other words, “Scary Terry” was in full effect.
We’ll see how the HEAT approach both dynamic players on Wednesday night.
INJURY REPORT: Cody Martin (Right Ankle Sprain) is doubtful for Charlotte.