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Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo
Position: F-C
Born: 07/18/97
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:243 lbs. / 110.2 kg.
Salary: $30,351,780
The Pistons outscored the Heat 69-46 in the second half. “I think a lack of focus just on the defensive end,” Heat guard Tyler Herro said when asked to explain the loss. “Obviously, down some guys still but I feel like with the guys we had out there, we could have gotten the job done. We needed to make a few more plays on both ends.” With star Jimmy Butler held out on the second night of a back-to-back, the Heat got big performances from Bam Adebayo and Herro on Tuesday. Adebayo finished with 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 15 rebounds. Herro matched his season-high with 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, 2-of-4 shooting on threes and 8-of-8 shooting from the foul line. It’s tied for the third-point points he has scored in a game in his NBA career.
But there are reasons Miami has consistently won with rotating casts of characters for more than a quarter century. It still has team president Pat Riley. It still has coach Erik Spoelstra. It still has Butler, Adebayo, a resurgent Lowry and Tyler Herro — a quartet Spoelstra has dubbed Miami’s “big four.” And, after their projected starting lineup took the court together for just the eighth time this season Friday in Boston, the Heat still have the internal belief that, if they’re healthy come playoff time, they can go toe-to-toe with anyone. “Our record is probably deceiving to everybody on the outside,” Spoelstra said. “[But] we have something good going on.”

Bam Adebayo on officiating vs. Celtics: ‘It’s unprofessional when players come to try come talk to you and you don’t look at them’

So with 24 seconds remaining, there first was a technical foul issued to Adebayo by referee Tony Brothers and then another from referee Nick Buchert, leaving Adebayo ejected. “I mean, me personally, I don’t really get bent out of shape about fouls,” Adebayo said, with the Heat turning their attention to Friday’s rematch against the Celtics at TD Garden. “My biggest thing is like, my mom taught me ever since I was younger, if somebody’s talking to you, you look at them dead in the eyes. I feel like that’s unprofessional when players come to try come talk to you and you don’t look at them and, you know, acknowledge them. “I feel like that has to be addressed. And that’s conversations we don’t get to see, we don’t get to hear when they go in their corners. I feel like they should be put on the podium and have to explain certain situations throughout the game.”
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