Jayson Tatum looked like he was on his way to sending Game 1 of Celtics-Heat to a second overtime.
Bam Adebayo had other ideas.
In the waning moments of Miami’s 116-114 overtime victory against Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Tatum drove to the rim and eyed a dunk that would’ve sent the game to double overtime.
But Adebayo, who was at the opposite end of the paint, slid over and made a block so clean that he avoided fouling and managed to put the rejection in a spot where he could corral the loose ball himself.
Tatum postgame reaction was simple.
“I was open. He made a great play. That’s all it is,” Tatum said, via ESPN. “He made a good play. Can’t do nothing about it.”
The Celtics and Heat will meet Thursday for Game 2. Tip off from Walt Disney World Resort is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.