On Tuesday night, All-Star center Bam Adebayo became the first player in Miami Heat history to get a 20-rebound triple-double. But his achievement, which came as part of a 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, was spoiled by the NBA the very next day.
After reviewing the Heat and Lakers game, the NBA took away one rebound from Adebayo, according to Miami Herald’s Anthony Chiang. This is a standard procedure where the league checks all the stats in order to make sure there are no mistakes.
Adebayo’s final stat line for the Lakers game ended up being 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists.
Adebayo’s new triple-double makes him the second Heat player to get a 19-rebound triple-double. The only other player in franchise history to achieve the same feat was Lamar Odom. Odom had 30 points, 19 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Sacramento Kings during the 2003-04 season.
Bam Adebayo has been playing at a high level since the new NBA season started. He is currently averaging a career-high 21.5 points to go with 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
The Heat have struggled at the start of the 2023-24 campaign, losing four of their first five games. However, they managed to get two straight wins after that and are looking in much better shape.