Adebayo Overtime Block Helps Heat Stop Celtics In Game 1

Celts 9 15

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Basketball Writer

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Bam Adebayo had the biggest block of his career in the Heat’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. Jimmy Butler’s three-point play with 12 seconds left in overtime put Miami up for good, Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt in the final moments and Miami rallied time and again to beat Boston 117-114. The Heat were down by 13 in the opening minutes, down by 14 in the final quarter and felt like a bad call took the lead from them in the final seconds. They found a way in overtime, improving to an NBA-best 9-1 so far in these playoffs.

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