Bam Adebayo's best NBA Finals Game 1 loss was to Denver Nuggets.

With a team-high 26 points and 13 rebounds on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Bam Adebayo carried the Miami Heat as much as he could.

The Denver Nuggets defeated them 104-93 despite the center's best efforts.

As the Heat went on a 7-0 run following the break, he scored the first four points of the second half.

The Eastern Conference finals favorite Caleb Martin was held to three points, and even Jimmy Butler's third-quarter dun .

Which he finished with 13 points for, couldn't turn the tide as Max Strus went 0 for 10 from the field.

Adebayo acknowledged that the amount of room that was allotted for him in the paint surprised him.

But he was "definitely comfortable with the shots we took."

We had numerous open opportunities tonight, he claimed.