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Chris Bosh Was The Deciding Factor In Game 7 For The Miami Heat

When Chris Bosh was hurt against the Indiana Pacers, it looked like the Miami Heat were in a world of hurt.  They struggled to a seven game series against the Boston Celtics before Bosh finally looked like his old self.  In Game 7, Chris Bosh basically snuffed out any Celtics rally and was the reason the Heat won Game 7.

Chris Bosh is often the forgotten member of the Miami Big 3.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade get all the press, but when it came down to crunch time, the Boshtrich was ready, willing, and able to carry the Heat to the Finals.  He may not have had the total points of LeBron, but he had his at crucial tide turning moments.

Don’t get me wrong, LeBron James had a fantastic game.  His entire series was superb.  However, he had some odd moments throughout the game where he wasn’t touching the ball or he was launching weird jumpers.  Bosh maximized his minutes, which is what gives him the edge in my mind.

Chris Bosh had 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting, but the real story of his offense was his three point shooting.  Bosh made three three-pointers, which is incredible.  He had never made that many in a game in his career, but pulls it off in a Game 7.  That is what you call stepping up to the plate.  He also grabbed eight boards, which is something he doesn’t do all the time.

You also can not forget the defense that Chris Bosh played down the stretch.  With under five minutes to go, Bosh turned his defense up about five notches.  He snuffed out an alley oop, he caused an bad shot and was basically destroying the Celtics will.  It was impressive to see.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.