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WATCH: Bam Adebayo’s game-sealing block on Jayson Tatum in ECF Game 1

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Bam Adebayo has the first highlight for his future Hall of Fame reel.

With the Boston Celtics down 116-114 and under five seconds left in overtime, Jayson Tatum’s potential game-tying dunk was blocked directly at the rim by the massive left paw of Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo. 

Adebayo would corral his own block and was immediately fouled by a Celtics player. The former Kentucky Wildcat hit one of two free throws on the other end and Tatum’s last-second shot just barely missed, giving the Heat a 117-114 win. Miami takes an early 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to Adebayo’s impressive play not only in that moment, but all evening long. He finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and nine assists in 42 minutes.

Fellow Heat teammate and former ‘Cat, Tyler Herro, also had himself a big night, drilling (another) clutch triple with 62 seconds left in regulation that put Miami down just two, 105-103. The Bucket nearly posted a triple-double, registering an overall stat line of 12 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists.

The NBA Playoffs have already been a blast to watch, but when it’s a duo of one-time Kentucky greats putting on the show, it feels a little extra special.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

14 Comments for WATCH: Bam Adebayo’s game-sealing block on Jayson Tatum in ECF Game 1



  1. Bluehender
    9:40 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    They just said it…I’m stealing it…it was sensational!!



    • Bluehender
      9:46 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

      …and a great game



  2. DaaaaCats
    9:45 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    What an awesome ending to that game! Loving this playoff run that they’re on.

    You know, if it ends up being Miami v Lakers in the finals that’s 4 cats contributing heavily



  3. slam212121
    10:13 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    Herro hit 2 clutch threes in the final 3 minutes to literally save the game and get to OT.



  4. neat1ky
    10:50 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    And blocked a Dukie that makes it sweeter



  5. Section233
    11:58 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    What a game! Bam and Herro – love it!



  6. SuperTroy18
    12:02 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    And Murray goes off for 40! And sends the Clips and Harrell HOME!! WHAT?!?!



  7. Section233
    12:28 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    Would love to see Murray send LeBron home so he can spend his offseason in China again. Put that in the back of your jersey – oh wait you didn’t put anything on there. Wonder why?



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:59 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

      Lebron has had nothing to say about the 2 LA deputies either as far as I know.

      Zack, any thoughts on that?



  8. 4everUKBlue
    8:21 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    Get that weak ass dookie $hit outta here! And Jamal Murray had a stellar game dismantling the Clippers. Go Cats! #BBNLM!



    • runningunnin.454
      9:44 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

      Ha ha ha; Bam says stick with jump shots, don’t bring that weak dook crap in here.



  9. ClutchCargo
    8:27 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    I’m a Celtics fan, but I’m loving this run the Heat are on. Go Bam and Herro and go cats!



  10. 4everUKBlue
    8:38 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    In other news Stephen A. Smith was seen standing on a ledge after saying “I don’t see the Nuggets giving the Clippers any trouble.”



  11. ClutchCargo
    3:25 pm September 16, 2020 Permalink

    Go ahead and give him a nudge if you see him still on that ledge. lol