Bam Adebayo on Heat’s Game 5 Loss vs. Celtics: ‘I Put That One on Me’

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Miami Warmth middle Bam Adebayo took the blame for his group’s 121-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Recreation 5 of the Jap Convention Finals on Friday night:

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“I put that recreation on me”

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Adebayo completed with 13 factors on 5-of-11 taking pictures, eight rebounds and eight assists. He added one blocked shot and one steal whereas committing two turnovers.

The previous Kentucky massive man did not essentially have a nasty recreation, though the Warmth have been outscored by 15 factors with him on the ground. As well as, opposing middle Daniel Theis had his finest recreation of the sequence with 15 factors and 13 rebounds.

Credit score Adebayo for taking duty, however as teammate Jimmy Butler famous (h/t Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald), it was a group loss on Friday:

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Jimmy Butler on Bam Adebayo blaming himself for the Recreation 5 loss: “It isn’t. It is on everyone. He does a lot that it could actually really feel like that at instances. However it’s positively not on him. It is on us as an entire.”

Miami made simply 7-of-36 three-pointers for an unsightly 19.Four % success fee. Duncan Robinson went 3-of-11, and the remainder of the group shot 4-of-25.

The Celtics out-rebounded the Warmth 50-38 and scored 17 fast-break factors to Miami’s six. In addition they outscored Miami 41-25 within the third quarter and 70-50 within the second half.

The Warmth have largely been glorious all through the postseason, and Adebayo, an All-Star, is a serious purpose why Miami is one win away from the NBA Finals with the group holding a 3-2 sequence lead over Boston. He did not have his finest recreation on Friday, however neither did the group.

That being stated, Adebayo and Miami’s efficiency so far has given the Warmth two probabilities to clinch an NBA Finals berth.

Recreation 6 will happen on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET, with ESPN televising the sport. If Boston wins, the series-deciding Recreation 7 will happen on Tuesday.

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