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Heat blow lead, lose Butler but lead 2-1

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BOSTON (AP) Still angry over a blowout loss in Miami that cost them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat jumped to a 26-point first-half lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 3.

Then Bam Adebayo made sure it was enough - just barely - to give Miami a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Heat center scored 31 points with 10 rebounds, filling a void left by injured All-Star Jimmy Butler and leading Miami to a 109-103 victory Saturday night. Adebayo also had six assists and four of the Heat's franchise postseason record 19 steals.

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Points Per Game
Rank Name PPG
1 J. Embiid, PHI30.6
2 G. Antetokounmpo, MIL29.9
3 L. Doncic, DAL28.4
4 T. Young, ATL28.4
5 D. DeRozan, CHI27.9
6 N. Jokic, DEN27.1
7 J. Tatum, BOS26.9
8 D. Booker, PHX26.8
9 D. Mitchell, UTA25.9
10 S. Curry, GSW25.5
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Field Goal Percentage
Rank Name FG%
1 R. Gobert, UTA.713
2 J. Allen, CLE.677
3 M. Harrell, CHA.645
4 D. Ayton, PHX.634
5 I. Zubac, LAC.626
6 J. Poeltl, SAS.618
7 C. Capela, ATL.613
8 N. Jokic, DEN.583
9 D. Sabonis, SAC.573
10 B. Adebayo, MIA.557
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