Miami Heat star LeBron James has heaped praise on Chris Bosh after his crucial role in last night's 109-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, declaring that his "dangerous" return to form should send a warning to the rest of the league that the defending champions are targeting a return to top form.
Bosh and James chipped in with 31 and 27 points respectively in a routine win over the Lakers in which Miami never fell behind, with the Heat able to compensate for Dwayne Wade's absence thanks to a second scoring star stepping up.
James admitted that he was impressed with Bosh's game-high scoring performance, which also included six rebounds, but was not surprised that the 29-year-old delivered when it mattered on an important night for the Heat.
He told ESPN: "We know what he's capable of doing.
"When he's got his midrange working like that he's pretty dangerous. And that rim looked mighty big for him tonight."
For once James may been outscored by a Miami Heat but his march towards more records continued regardless, with the reigning MVP now within 13 points of catching Clyde Draxler in 28th place on the all-time list of NBA scoring stars.
The Heat are now three games behind Eastern Conference leaders Indiana Pacers after welcome back-to-back wins, with a minimum second seed spot looking secure thanks to an 11-game lead over closest rivals the Atlanta Hawks.