Bam Adebayo Calls Overtime Block The 'No. 1' Play Of Career

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Bam Adebayo Calls Overtime Block The 'No. 1' Play Of Career 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:43 am

Bam Adebayo called his last-minute block on Jayson Tatum that sealed the Miami Heat's 117-114 win over the Boston Celtics the best play he's ever made.


Adebayo's block came with 5 seconds left in the game, with the Heat up 116-114.


"No. 1. No. 1. Playoffs, game on the line, No. 1 play ... I had to make a play. It's the playoffs, and I made a great play," said Adebayo.


Erik Spoelstra said he had no explanation for Adebayo's defensive play.


"Jayson Tatum got into the launching pad, and [Adebayo] just made a big-time save for us. I mean, Tatum did have an angle, and it looked like he had an open lane to the rim, and sometimes when you have, you know, great competition like this, you just have to make plays that you can't even really explain, and that was Bam tonight," said Spoelstra.


Magic Johnson tweeted that it was the best defensive play he's ever seen in the playoffs


Jimmy Butler agreed with Johnson's assessment.


"I would agree with [Magic]. I really would. I think what Bam did to save that game and to make sure that we win it by putting his body on the line, that really is a really great play."

Via Nick Friedell/ESPN

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