NBA PLAYOFFS

Adebayo, Oladipo help Miami Heat take down Udoka's Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Adebayo dropped 31 points as the Miami Heat take a 2-1 lead against the Boston Celtics.

Adebayo and Oladipo help Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics in Game 3

The Miami Heat recorded a 109 - 103 against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals played at the TD Garden Arena in Massachusetts on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The Miami Heat had a come back to take Game 1 but in their second win of the series lead from start to finish in Game 3.

The Celtics went into Game 3 with starting center Robert Williams ruled out due to swelling on his knee.

The Miami Heat welcomed back point guard Kyle Lowry who missed the first two games of the series.

Since the start of the series, Heat center Bam Adebayo has struggled to impose his will on Udoka's Celtics.

In Game 3, Adebayo took full advantage due to the absence of Celtics center Robert Williams.

Adebayo poured in a double-double of 31 points, 10 rebounds and contributed six assists.

Adebayo had help from another player of Nigerian descent Victor Oladipo who replaced he injured Jimmy Butler to start the third quarter.

Udoka's Celtics will hope for a repeat performance from Game 2 as they aim to even the series on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

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