Did Heat Star Bam Adebayo Throw Shade At Celtics After Game 1 Win?

Adebayo used what's become sort of a Celtics' rallying cry

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May 18

Green Teamers are well aware of the Jaylen Brown tweet that coincidentally came right around the time the Boston Celtics turned their season around this winter.

“The energy is about to shift,” Brown tweeted on Jan. 31.

It’s become sort of a rallying cry for the Celtics ever since — almost literally as it was on Boston’s rally towels at TD Garden during Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

And that’s why the postgame comments from Heat star Bam Adebayo, following Miami’s Game 1 win in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, caught the attention of Celtics fans.

“I feel like our energy shift. That was the biggest key, our energy shift,” Adebayo said when asked about Miami’s second-half turnaround, as shared by NBC Sports Boston. “We started getting stops on defense and running, and getting in transition. Then the crowd got into it.”

Regardless of whether Adebayo intended added meaning, for Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and a team seeking bulletin board material any way it can get it, it’s likely those inside the locker room are treating it as a direct shot.

Perhaps that will help Boston rebound from an underwhelming Game 1 defeat in Miami where the visitors gave the game away with a horrid third quarter.

The best-of-seven series will continue in Miami on Thursday as the Heat host the Celtics in Game 2. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Thumbnail photo via Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports Images
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