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Heat's Bam Adebayo floats over Warriors' Kevin Durant for alley-oop slam

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Connor Grott
Miami Heat big Bam Adebayo (13) threw down an alley-oop slam over Kevin Durant on Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Miami Heat/Twitter
Miami Heat big Bam Adebayo (13) threw down an alley-oop slam over Kevin Durant on Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Miami Heat/Twitter

Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo threw down a thunderous alley-oop slam over Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant during the first half Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena.

Heat forward Justise Winslow recorded a steal and raced up the court on the fast break. Winslow slowed down and looked at Adebayo, who prepared his jump on the left elbow.

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Winslow lobbed a pass into the air and Adebayo snatched the ball over Durant for a two-handed power dunk. Durant picked up a foul on the play, and Adebayo converted the and-one.

Adebayo's dunk and free throw contributed to the Heat's 74 first-half points against the Warriors, the best half for Miami this season. The Kentucky product had six points in the first two quarters.

Adebayo started in place of Hassan Whiteside, who sat out with a hip pointer. It was his seventh start of the season. He averaged 12.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his other six starts.

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Adebayo was averaging 7.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21.8 minutes per game this year prior to Wednesday's contest against Golden State.

Miami plays the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

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