Chris Bosh’s Hot Shooting Streak Continues For Miami Heat
The Miami Heat was able to blowout the San Antonio Spurs in Miami on Sunday, riding the hot shooting hand of Chris Bosh, who went for 24 points on 9-10 shooting; I repeat, 9-10 shooting. That is a ridiculous 90 percent from the field. What is even more impressive is that Bosh has been shooting over 74 percnet from the floor over the last three games. Some would say this is a result of Dwyane Wade‘s absence, allowing Bosh to receive a lot more touches in the offense, which could be the case, but Bosh’s aggression has been the catalyst in his higher shooting percentages.
From the onset of tip-off, Bosh was aggressive, constantly driving on Tim Duncan from mid-range to the basket or pumping faking his way for an easy jump shot. Although his defense wasn’t stellar against Duncan, allowing the 16-year vet to score 23 points on 9-13 shooting from the field, Bosh was a huge offensive catalyst alongside LeBron James, especially in the third quarter, when the Miami outscored San Antonio 33-21.
Miami is going to need every ounce of aggression from Bosh come playoff time. Even with Wade frequently sitting throughout the regular season, the Heat are 12-0 when Bosh scores 30 or more points in a game, which is a direct result of how much the Heat’s offense truly runs through him. Although Bosh didn’t score that high against the Spurs on Sunday, mostly due to sitting the entirety of the fourth quarter, his offensive energy and efficiency is what help put the Spurs away in this game, leading the Heat to a crucial blowout against a potential title contender.