Up just two headed into the fourth quarter, Bam Adebayo was not letting his Heat lose Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
After taking a 3-1 lead and dropping Game 5, the former Wildcat that also finished as a top contender for Most Improved Player was the driving force in the Heat pushing through at the end of Game 6. Despite four Celtics hitting at least 20 points, Adebayo led all scorers with 32.
Not only did he drop a game-high 32 points, but he grabbed a game-high 14 boards. He was the best player on the court, and he yet again proved why he’s one of the best up-and-coming big men in the league.
The most impressive part of Adebayo’s performance was his efficiency. He went 11-for 15 from the field and 10-for-11 from the line. That said, Tyler Herro finished the game with 19 points, 11 of which were scored in the fourth quarter.
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Ending the game up 12, the Heat, behind a strong fourth-quarter performance, were able to punch their ticket to the Finals, a series in which they’ll be taking on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Adebayo, on both ends of the court, will have his hands full as no longer will he draw an undersized Celtics, but he’ll have to worry about former Wildcats star Anthony Davis. Davis Daviswill push the third-year Adebayo on both ends of the court. It’ll truly gauge where he stands among the league’s best.
Get your popcorn, because we’ll be seeing two superstar Wildcats take the court in just a few days with the entire bubble on the line.