Bam Adebayo reacts to Game 5 loss to the Celtics

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat controls the ball on Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics during the third quarter in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photograph, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The Miami Heat stunned the world by defeating the No. 1 seeded Milwaukee Bucks in just five games, followed by another upset versus the New York Knicks.

Erik Spoelstra’s team was not satisfied and took a surprising 3-0 lead over the Boston Celtics.

However, it looks like they may be running out of gas or ideas, as the Celtics have come back with two consecutive wins to make it a series again.

Still, Heat star Bam Adebayo feels his team shouldn’t lose confidence.

He claims that no one believed him when the playoffs began, and he knows he is still just one win away from making the NBA Finals.

Notably, Bam didn’t do much to help his team in Game 5.

He scored 16 points with eight rebounds on 8/15 shooting, but he also had six key turnovers and was often exposed offensively.

The Celtics gave him too much courage to take mid-range shots, and he failed to make the most of his physique to post-up smaller players and drive them to the rim.

That adjustment has favored the Celtics with back-to-back games, as they have forced him to be a creator and put the ball on the floor more often than he used to.

The Heat can still take care of business and should finish the job when the series heads back home for Game 6, but the Celtics should be feeling pretty good about themselves after these two wins.

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