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Heat get chance Friday to oust Celtics, reach NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The volume of text messages that Miami guard Tyler Herro got after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals was overwhelming. He didn’t have time to reply to most, including close friends who reached out to celebrate the best game of his life.

Among those who did get texts back from Herro: Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, a couple of players who know what it’s like to win an Eastern Conference title with the Heat.

“Shaq hit me up, D-Wade hit me up,” Herro said Thursday. “D-Wade, we’ve talked a couple times after playoff games.