Chris Bosh hasn't been as influential in the postseason as the Miami Heat expect him to be. But in the dying minutes of game two, the power forward from Georgia Tech showed up, and he showed up big.
Bosh came up with two big plays in the final two minutes, exposing his versatility, hitting a three in one play and assisting Dwyane Wade with a bounce pass to seal the game in the other.
With 1:20 to go, Bosh found himself open in the corner off a feed from Lebron for a three and was able to put the pressure behind him and knocked down the shot. The three played a big role in driving the Miami Heat to a victory.
The Spurs were unable to score after the play and were put three points down without possession of the ball. The Heat were put in a great position and with Lebron James being tightly guarded, Chris Bosh stepped up and took over the point guard role.
Bosh took initiative and found his way through Tim Duncan with a crossover and as the help defense came over, Bosh found a wide open D.Wade in the paint for the easy deuce. Wades' two points put the Heat up by 5 and the Ginobili's three on the buzzer had no affect on the outcome of the game.
As we are well aware, Bosh's has been trying to improve his three point game and it is certainly paying off. Combining this past regular season and the 2014 finals, Bosh has shot 48 threes and converted 32 of them, an astonishing 66.7 percent. These numbers are not being put up with no effort, Bosh has said in the past:
"I don't bang with anybody anymore. It's a tired thing for me. It's not my strength."
Chris Bosh is clearly aware that he is more of a threat when his outside shot is polished and falling.
After watching that final two minutes of game 2, Miami Heat fans and everyone associated with the heat will be pleased to know that Bosh is working up on polishing his three point game and his outside game.
A big topic now regarding the finals must be how the Spurs will defend against Bosh and whether he will force them to alter their game plan.
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