October 2, 2020, 8:36 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard will start for the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday, stepping in for the injured Goran Dragić (torn left plantar fascia) and Bam Adebayo (neck strain).
Herro has been dynamite thus far in the playoffs for the Heat, averaging 16.3 points per contest in 16 games, all off the bench. Leonard, however, is a different story. He has only appeared in a single game in the playoffs, playing nine scoreless minutes in Game 3 vs. the Bucks with two assists. We wouldn't expect Leonard to pick up a large number of minutes on Friday, but crazier things have happened. Erik Spoelstra is a veteran coach and he knows his players well, so Leonard should be up to the task. The Heat will try to scratch and claw their way to a 1-1 series tie with a win on Friday.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter