“It’s going to be a dogfight!” Bam Adebayo vows Miami Heat won’t hold back against Boston Celtics

Bam Adebayo will look to give his all in Game 1.

“It’s going to be a dogfight!” Bam Adebayo vows Miami Heat won’t hold back against Boston Celtics

Bam Adebayo

The Miami Heat have advanced to the playoffs, following their victory over the Bulls in the Play-In tournament. Recently, Bam Adebayo reflected on the series against Boston, as the two teams have a deep history. The Heat and the Celtics have faced off in the Conference Finals thrice in the last four years. So far, the Heat are 2-1 in the postseason versus the Celtics. However, the Celtics have the greater chance to tie that record.


Jimmy Butler is out for at least four weeks with a knee injury he suffered during the Play-In tournament game against the Sixers. Terry Rozier is also out with an injury, leaving the core of the Heat stumbling. However, the squad managed to win over the Bulls without their top performer. Bam Adebayo recently added to the intensity of their series against the Celtics.

It's gonna be a dog fight. It's gonna be a battle... It's not going to be pretty basketball, and that's usually how it's been when we see that team. It's usually how it is, always competitive, everybody always plays their best basketball in that series.
Bam Adebayo at the post-game presser

Last year, the Heat, being the 8th seed went up against the Celtics in the Conference Finals. Taking the 3-0 lead over Boston, the Celtics made an unbelievable comeback, forcing Game 7. Unfortunately, they could not finish, as the Heat advanced to the Finals.

Bam Adebayo will have to be the most aggressive out of all

As the Heat is left with Bam and Tyler Herro, the 26-year-old center will have to take responsibility on both ends of the floor. However, the rookie, Jaime Jaquez Jr. stepped up in the game against the Bulls, putting up 21 points. Herro on the other hand had 24 for the night along with 10 rebounds. Adebayo helped majorly in protecting the rim and being the threat in the paint.


They play the Celtics, who established themselves as the best team of this season. As such, the Heat will be challenged in every aspect. The team is tough on defense, as well as a heavy-scoring threat. Without their primary players and assets, the Heat will have a tough time playing the Celtics. Adebayo and Herro have the most load in this series, however, the primary problem would be their defense.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for the Heat in this series. The odds are in the favor of the Celtics, having the best record in the league. Adebayo and company will look to extend the series to six games or so.

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