Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart battle for a rebound in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bam Adebayo helped seal the Miami Heat’s 117-114 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday with a big block.

Jimmy Butler made a big shot and hit a free throw to put Miami up 116-114 with 12 seconds left in overtime. Boston’s Jayson Tatum tried to tie the game but was denied by Adebayo.

What a play.

Adebayo was then fouled and made one of two free throws to make it 117-114, which was the final score.

If all the games are going to be this close, fans will be in for a great series.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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