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Adebayo Game Winner Lifts Miami Past Brooklyn


Bam Adebayo converted a game-winner as Miami Heat pulled off a 109-107 escape over Brooklyn Nets in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Sunday (Monday in the Philippines) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

With the score tied at 107-all, Adebayo attacks the defense of Nets’ Jeff Green before pulling off a jumper from close range to complete the Heat’s come-from-behind win.

Adebayo finished the match with double-double 19 points and 16 rebounds, while Goran Dragić added 18 markers, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Heat improved to 29-28 win-loss slate.

Kendrick Nunn, Trevor Ariza and Duncan Robinson added 17, 15 and 11 markers, respectively, while Dewayne Dedmon had double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat.

Down 101-107 with over three minutes left, the Heat leaned on baskets from Adebayo, Ariza and Dragić to force a deadlock at 107-all with 43 seconds left.

Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving then flubbed his three-point attempts on the other side that led to Adebayo completing the victory with a buzzer-beating conversion.

Landry Shamet finished with career-high 30 points, including seven triples, Irving added 20 points and nine assists, while Joe Harris contributed 12 points for the Nets, which dropped to 38-19.