LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Bam Adebayo’s celebration of Miami’s first 20-rebound triple-double turned out to be premature after a National Basketball Association statistical review took away one of the rebounds he had been credited with in Monday’s 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
“My first reaction was ‘That’s a buzzkill,’” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday before the Heat’s game against the Grizzlies in Memphis.
“Come on! He was doing a big-muscle workout on the glass. Let it go.”
“Was it a tip, or whatever? That’s 20 rebounds in my book.”
On the play in question, Adebayo blocked a shot and the ball ultimately landed with teammate Duncan Robinson, who was belatedly credited with the rebound.
“It’s whatever,” Adebayo said.