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Wednesday Quickies: Greatest Defensive Play in NBA Playoff History Edition

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What a way to end a game!

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

At least one former Kentucky Wildcat will win the NBA Finals this year, the only question is which one. Six weeks ago, all of the smart money would be on the Los Angeles Lakers with Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo or the Milwaukee Bucks with Eric Bledsoe. But after the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, it would be wise to not count out Bam Adeboyo, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat.

After sweeping the Pacers in the first round and mopping the floor with the No. 1 Bucks, the Heat beat the Celtics in game one of the conference finals on Tuesday in dramatic fashion. After trailing late in the fourth quarter, the Heat came back to send the game into overtime. Clinging to a two point lead, they somehow let Jayson Tatum have a clear path to the basket with less than five seconds remaining. That is when Bam came out of nowhere to have one of the biggest blocks in NBA Playoff history. But don’t take my word for it. What do you think, Magic Johnson?

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Magic has seen his fair share of playoff games. This is high praise coming from an all-time great.

Quickies

Ja Morant, Zion Williamson headline NBA’s All-Rookie First Team - ESPN

Tyler Herro may be mad about this, but he is too busy playing in the playoffs.

Julius Randle and Kevin Knox mentioned in trade rumor that sends Chris Paul to Knicks - KSR

Could there be another former Wildcat playing on the Oklahoma City Thunder next season?

NBA Players React to Bam Adebayo’s Game-Winning Overtime Block vs. Celtics - Sports Illustrated

Me and Magic Johnson were not the only people impressed with Bam’s game-saving block.

Yes, Kentucky will throw more to its tight ends this season - Herald-Leader

Too bad CJ Conrad will be on the sidelines, amirite?

Benny Snell should be the Steelers starting running back going forward - KSR

Due to injuries in the running back room and Snell showing what he is capable of, he is sure to see more carries in the next few games.

‘This game can be taken away in a heartbeat.’ UK star eager to make up for lost time - Herald-Leader

Davonte Robinson is ready to come in and contribute after missing last season to injury.

Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Pittsburgh over Giants 26-16 - ESPN

Monday night was basically a Kentucky Football infomercial between Benny Snell and Bud Dupree.

Update on Former Wildcats Active on NFL Rosters - Big Blue Express

In case you missed out on what former Wildcats did in the league last weekend, you can find out where to find them here.

Kentucky and Louisville football rivalry game still a possibility - Courier-Journal

Will the Wildcats and Cardinals see each other in the postseason? What a bowl that would be.

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Trailer drops like Speeder Bikes off a Cliff - Aintitcool.com

Now that I’m done binging Cobra Kai, I needed something to look forward to.