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Bam Adebayo swats Jayson Tatum game-tying dunk attempt

Bam Adebayo’s clutch block on Jayson Tatum sealed the deal for the Heat in overtime.

Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat blocks dunk by Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs on September 15, 2020 at The Field House in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat came out on top against the Boston Celtics Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and Bam Adebayo’s late-game defense sealed the deal in his team’s 117-114 overtime win.

Jayson Tatum attempted slam through a thunderous dunk in the closing seconds of overtime, but Adebayo met him at his apex before grabbing a rebound and getting fouled to sink the final point of the game from the free throw line.

Have a look at this clutch block.

Adebayo stuffed the stat sheet and finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 blocks.

Tatum led all scorers with 29 points and was trailed by Goran Dragic (29) and Marcus Smart (26).