Celtics forward Jayson Tatum thought he had a thunderous dunk to tie Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday against the Heat. But as he rose with the ball cocked back, Bam Adebayo glided in mid-air from his peripheral vision to right in front of him.
Adebayo stuffed Tatum’s attempt to preserve Miami’s narrow overtime lead and secure a 117-114 victory.
The sequence is a contender for defensive play of the season.
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Here’s the social media reaction to the end of Heat vs. Celtics:
What did you yell the moment Bam blocked Tatum? I woke up my kids screaming, “Gimme dat!!!” 😂
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) September 16, 2020