5 Underrated Heat performances from stunning Game 2 win

Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat's 3-point shooting grabbed the headlines from their Game 2 win in Boston, but the impact of these five players should not be overlooked.
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1. Bam Adebayo

This one could be a given, but with Herro taking the headlines with his playmaking, Adebayo's incredible Game 2 performance is what helped give the Heat a chance to win this game. The All-Star big man recorded a 21-10 double-double on 9 for 13 shooting and was a plus-20 on the floor. He was in his bag offensively all night long, hitting mid-range jumpers, floaters and finishing strong at the rim.

Adebayo was the true catalyst and anchor in Game 2. He did his thing offensively but also held the assignment of defending both Kristaps Porzingis and Jayson Tatum throughout stretches of the game. Porzingis was held to an abysmal 1 for 9 shooting. Adebayo showcased his elite defensive versatility once again. Every time Boston would try to inch back into it during the fourth quarter and cut the lead, Adebayo was there to step up offensively and silence the crowd.

As the captain of this team, Adebayo leads his squad in every aspect. He was vocal with his teammates and stayed aggressive in looking for his shot, which is now needed more than ever.

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