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Celtics-Heat Game 7: Chris Bosh will not start

Jun 9, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters prior to Game 7 that Chris Bosh would not start but will play in Game 7.

Bosh played more minutes in Game 6 than in Game 7, and it’s difficult to see the advantage in feeding Udonis Haslem to the KG lions, but maybe Spoelstra’s “riding the hot hand” or whatever. Regardless, Bosh will have an opportunity to close out the game, and maybe saving him for the second half is a better plan anyway. If Spoelstra continues to ride Haslem when Garnett is working them over inside, that could be the ballgame. This is not about Haslem being a bad player, he’s tough as nails and the heart of the team. But he’s completely outmatched.

Bosh will play in just his third game since returning from an abdominal strain that sidelined him in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pacers.

  1. jomochiefsfan84 - Jun 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Doesn’t matter that guy was on fire sorry doc rivers looked like your team overpacked looks like your heading back east where you came from! Hahaha

  2. tonyromoisterrible - Jun 9, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Has Dwayne Wade learned how to read yet?

  3. brenenostler - Jun 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    I wonder if they do neck-reduction surgery. Cause Bosh needs it….badly

  4. giantssb42champs - Jun 9, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Rondo and Garnett ran off the court without shaking hands. Stay classy Boston, just like your rubbish fans!

  5. reddolfan66 - Jun 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Can’t say he’s not an important part of the Miami Heat… Let’s go Heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. j0esixpack - Jun 10, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Bosh was really a difference maker tonight. Those were big threes and his defense was a big factor.

    As for the Celts, 99.9 % of Celtics fans are proud of how far they went on heart and pride. If they’d been healthy and gotten Bradley back they way the Heat got Bosh back who knows what might have been.

    It was a nice run for a team no one gave a chance to – which was nearly disassembled at the trading deadline no less.

    I’d have to say the best team is moving forward but there’s nothing for the Celtics players to be ashamed of. If the Heat is smart they will pick up a few pointers on pride in team play from the Celtics and apply that against OKC. They’re gonna need it.

  7. j0esixpack - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    I’m still trying to figure out how Matt Moore knew that “Bosh played more minutes in Game 6 than in Game 7” before the game even started.

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