Netease Sports reported on October 3:
On October 3, Beijing time, the NBA Finals continued. In today's game, Heat veteran Dragic missed due to injury, teenager Jero replaced the starter, becoming the youngest starting player in the history of the finals. In this game, Jero played for 42 minutes, made 5 of 12 shots, 1 of 3 three-pointers, 6 free throws, and contributed 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. In the end, the Heat lost 114-124
In G1 of the finals, Herro did not play well, only 6 of 18 shots and only 14 points. On the defensive end, Herro was also hit by Lakers superstar LeBron, with an efficiency value as low as -35.
As soon as the game came up today, the Heat scored three points in a row. With 9 minutes and 15 seconds left in the first quarter of the game, Herro shook Anthony Davis, stepped back and hit a three-pointer to help the Heat bite the score. However, Herro's huge disadvantage on the defensive end is still difficult to cover up. At 7 minutes and 41 seconds, LeBron relied on a strong body to force a layup with Herro in a counterattack. With 46.8 seconds left in the first quarter, Herro faced LeBron in the offense, and the opponent committed another offensive foul.
In the second quarter of the game, the Heat were even more helpless. Herro also missed a sudden stop in the face of Morris. In the middle of this section, the Lakers' offensive efficiency declined, and the Heat took the opportunity to counterattack. With Herro hitting a layup, the point difference narrowed to single digits. With 1 minute and 24 seconds left in the quarter, Herro flew to Pope and made an emergency stop and made a shot.
Back in the second half, the Heat still couldn't reverse the passive situation, and was suppressed to death by the Lakers. Hero's offensive performance also continued to be sluggish, and he could only watch the points gap further widen. Just as the Heat was about to collapse, the old teammate Haslem's remarks woke up the teammates. With Herro making all 2 free throws, the points difference narrowed to single digits.
Compared to the previous battle, Herro's performance has picked up, but he is still full of youthfulness in front of the old and hot LeBron. Entering the crucial final quarter, Herro was scoreless. In the end, the Heat were also unable to counterattack and lost 114-124.