Bam Adebayo blamed himself for the Miami Heat's 121-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in game 5.
"I played like s---. Bottom line. I put that game on me. It's not my teammates' fault, it's not my coaches' fault, it's me. ... I missed too many shots I should have made. Put that one on me," said Adebayo.
The Heat still lead the series 3-2.
Adebayo had 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, though he said he wasn't active enough defensively.
"I wasn't being the defensive anchor that I should have been. I don't think I was communicating fast enough. I feel like I was a step behind today," said Adebayo.
The Heat's loss was the 18th time this season they blew a lead of over 10 points.
Adebayo denied that he was injured, though he was a sleeve over his left arm.
"He wasn't favoring it. We're not making any excuses. Boston outplayed us in the second half," said Erik Spoelstra.