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Bam Adebayo’s stunning block preserves win for Miami Heat over Boston Celtics

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Miami Heat All-Star big man Bam Adebayo made one of the most memorable blocks in NBA history at the end of a 117-114 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. It’s a play that both saved the game for his team and earned him recognition from across the basketball world. With the Heat clinging to a 116-114 lead as the final seconds ticked away in overtime in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Celtics All-Star guard Jayson Tatum drove down the lane past Heat swingman Jimmy Butler. Tatum pulled his right arm back to throw down a ferocious dunk, which would have tied the game and likely sent it into a second overtime. That’s when Adebayo, who was watching the play from the opposite end of the paint, came racing over and jumped up with his left arm and blocked Tatum at the rim.