Monday, March 27

Bam Adebayo Honest About Where He Can Improve vs. Joel Embiid

After rolling to a 2–0 series lead against the 76ers, the Heat dropped Game 3 on Friday night, 99–79, as Philadelphia rode the home momentum and return of superstar Joel Embiid to get back into their second round series.

Embiid, who missed the first two games of the series due to a broken orbital bone in his face and a concussion, returned to score 18 points and add 11 rebounds. It’s also worth noting that Embiid is also playing through a torn ligament in his thumb which will require surgical correction after the season.

Embiid’s return completely neutralized Heat big man Bam Adebayo, who scored only nine points on 2-for-9 shooting, while adding a mere three rebounds. Adebayo’s struggles were one of several reasons for the Heat’s Game 3 blowout defeat.

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