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Miami Heat F/C Bam Adebayo produced 14 points (5-12 FG, 3-4 FT) along with four rebounds, four assists, one block, and three turnovers across 38 minutes in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Adebayo looked rusty, struggling to convert easy baskets around the rim and had a few bad turnovers late in the game. However, he still provides a much-needed frontcourt presence for the Heat, who are fighting to stay alive on Sunday, heading into Game 6. Adebayo is a rebound candidate for showdown or single game DFS formats.
Bam Adebayo scored 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 FT) with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three turnovers across 33 minutes in a 102-96 loss to the Lakers in Game 4.
After missing the last two games due to injury, Adebayo made a positive impact on the court in Game 4, resulting in a +/- of +3 in a 6-point loss. The shoulder injury likely limited him a bit in terms of his aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, but he still managed to be effective for Miami. Now down 3-1 in the series, Adebayo and the Heat will get two full days rest before Game 5 on Friday night.
Miami Heat F/C Bam Adebayo will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.
Bam went down with a shoulder injury just before halftime of Game 1 and has missed the last two games a result. His presence on the court should be a huge boost for Miami, though he may not be able to operate at 100%. Meyers Leonard will likely slide back to the bench moving forward.
Miami Heat F/C Bam Adebayo (shoulder) is expected to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Adebayo missed Game’s 2 and 3 after suffering a shoulder injury in Game 1. The Heat were able to hang with the Lakers while Adebayo was out, ultimately winning Game 3 to make it a 2-1 series in favor of Los Angeles. Adebayo’s return will send Meyers Leonard to the bench and will likely decrease the workload of Kelly Olynyk, who’s played significant minutes off the bench for Miami the past two games.
Miami Heat F/C Bam Adebayo has been ruled out for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
There was some chatter over the last two days that Bam could possibly suit up after missing Game 2, but it appears he is not quite ready. Meyers Leonard is once again in line to start for the Heat on Sunday.