Chris Bosh Steps Up His Game For Miami Heat Against San Antonio Spurs

By Dan Parzych
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With LeBron James and Dwyane Wade out, Chris Bosh knew he would have to carry the Miami Heat on his shoulders on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs–which is exactly what he did.

Not only did Bosh score 23 points to go along with nine rebounds, but he hit the game-winning three-point shot with 1.9 seconds left to give the Heat the 88-86 win over the Spurs. At this point, Miami already has locked up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they ended up in the NBA Finals against San Antonio–which is why this matchup was intriguing at first.

However, with James and Wade out of the lineup–nobody could have seen this one coming.

While there’s no reason to make a big deal over just one game, Sunday proved just how dangerous this Heat squad really is beyond their stars and if Bosh can play at this high level in the playoffs with his star teammates back in the lineup. There’s no question Miami is going to be considered the most dangerous team heading into the postseason and Sunday’s game against San Antonio makes that case even stronger.

If the Heat can perform this well without James and Wade–they seem capable of beating just about any team once the playoffs roll around. Bosh was always considered the third star of the Big Three, but he proved on Sunday that he can be just as valuable as his teammates when it comes to helping Miami win games.

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