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Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Love React to Bam Adebayo’s Game-Saving Block on Jayson Tatum

Larry Nance Jr.

On Tuesday, the Miami Heat continued their surprising run through the 2020 NBA Playoffs by defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Miami did it once again in clutch fashion, as center Bam Adebayo denied Celtics star Jayson Tatum at the rim to preserve a 117-114 win.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Love were impressed by Adebayo’s game-winning rejection.

The Heat fell behind early by double digits to Boston, just as they did in Game 1 of the previous round against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Miami came back to tie the score at halftime but trailed again by a significant margin in the fourth quarter.

As he has throughout the playoffs, Jimmy Butler was clutch when the Heat needed him to be clutch.

He hit a 3-pointer with 22.0 seconds left in the fourth quarter to help force overtime, then hit a floater, got fouled and completed the three-point play with 12.0 seconds remaining in overtime to put Miami ahead.

It set the scene for Adebayo’s awesome block of Tatum’s dunk attempt that effectively ended the game.

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