After scoring 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in the Heat’s 10th win of the season versus the Cleveland Cavaliers Bosh scored his 13,000 career points. Bosh became the 181st player to score at least 13,000 points in his career in league history.
Bosh has averaged just under 20 points per game and just over nine rebounds per game during his 10 year career and has gotten off to his best start since signing with the Heat in 2010. After finally accepting and converting to the center position, through 13 games Bosh is averaging 20 points and eight rebounds per game while shooting over 56 percent from the field.
Bosh is usually one of the last of the Heat players to leave the gym constantly working on his 20-foot jump shot. Bosh has made opposing centers pay all season with his mid-range jump shots and ability to get to the rim. His constant attack mode and consistency has been the biggest difference in the Heat’s stellar offensive play this season.
Bosh has a comfortable and aggressive mindset that he did not have in his first two seasons in South Beach. He has become a more cerebral player.
“I like to play chess out there,” Bosh said Monday in an interview with ESPN.com. “It’s all about the setup for the next thing. I’m always thinking 18 moves ahead.”
He talked about how he tries to set up his offensive arsenal through using his skills play-by-play.
“It all goes hand in hand,” Bosh said. “My drive helps my shot; my shot helps my drive.”
Bosh may be one of the only big men to use his jump shot to score the majority of his now 13,000 career points.