Heat's Herro out, Celtics' Smart, Williams III available for Game 6

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14). (Brandon Wade/AP)

BOSTON (AP) -- Heat guard Tyler Herro remained sidelined because of a strained left groin as Miami tries to stave off elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.

The reigning sixth man of the year hasn't played since Game 3 of the Heat's matchup with the Celtics.

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said Herro has made progress and wants to play, but that this was deemed to be the most responsible decision.

``He's not quite ready, to step into this kind of intensity of a game,'' Spoelstra said.

Boston's Marcus Smart (sprained right ankle) and Robert Williams III (left knee soreness) tested their injuries pregame and are available to play.

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