Three ways Bam Adebayo’s game-winner could help catapult the Miami Heat.
Entering Sunday afternoon’s match-up with the Brooklyn Nets, not much was right with the Miami Heat. They were on a three-game losing streak, Jimmy Butler had called the team soft, and there was no update on Victor Oladipo’s injury.
And with just a few minutes left in the fourth quarter of the game, it all but appeared that the undermanned Nets were once again going to find a way to win. Although, during the last minute of action, Bam Adebayo (and the Heat) rose to the occasion on the defensive end, which included guarding (and stopping) Kyrie Irving on back-to-back possessions, and hit the game-winning shot as time expired on the offensive end.
The win wasn’t pretty, nor expected, and it even came against the Nets without James Harden and Kevin Durant, but it was exactly what the team needed.
With still 15 games remaining in the season, this is the type of win that could catapult the Heat into some momentum heading into the playoffs. We explore three ways this win could jumpstart the Heat over the last few weeks of the season.