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Chris Bosh says Danny Green won’t get open looks in Game 6

Jun 18, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

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Danny Green has been on fire, setting a record with 25 three pointers made — he’s passed Ray Allen and has the record for most threes in the NBA Finals. He just doesn’t seem to miss, having shot 65.8 percent from deep this series.

What is stunning is the quality of looks he’s getting — better than half his looks are uncontested.

“I can’t believe he’s still open at this moment in the series,” Tony Parker said after Game 5. “They are still trapping me and doubling (Tim Duncan) and Danny is wide open. He’s shooting the ball well. If you are going to leave Danny wide open, he’s going to make threes.”

That’s not going to happen in Game 6, Chris Bosh promises, as reported by

“He has a knack for shooting, but he won’t be open tonight,” Bosh said after shootaround. “We’ll see how he shoots it when somebody’s always on him.”

This is really about the Heat executing their defense.

Erik Spoelstra’s game plan the last three games wasn’t to keep leaving Green wide open, but Dwyane Wade in particular and other Heat wings in general have sagged off or for games now. In transition nobody seems to track him, but even in the half court Heat defenders looking to jump passing lanes lose track of him and two quick passes later he is getting another wide open look. The Heat’s help defense has been weak and the Spurs ball movement has exploited that.

Miami’s focus has been up and down on defense all series. If it is in Game 6, if Green gets going because he has wide open looks, Miami will not be playing in a Game 7, their players will have gone fishing.

  1. dezglobal - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Who is Chris Bosh to promise anything? Im a Heat fan that can’t stand that poor excuse for a center. He made a couple 3 pointers in the season so now he thinks he’s Larry Bird. Play your position at center and don’t worry about anything else. And stop screaming and flexing. You’re not a body builder.

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Chris Bosh is a HOF’er.

      • fatcamper - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        The only way he will see the HOF is if he buys a ticket.

      • redbaronx - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        @fanofevilempire – Which hall of fame are you referring to? Bass fishing?

        Chris Bosh isn’t even CLOSE to being a HOF’er. Do you really think Chris Bosh belongs with other guys that play the 4/5’s such as Karl Malone, Shaq, Webber, Ewing, Hakeem, or Tim Duncan? If you do, then you’ve been watching the NBA for all of two seconds.

      • money2long - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

        hall of fame for being the only BOSHosaurous on earth to survive the meteor.

    • soopreme - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      dezglobal, I agree with you 1000000000%
      If anything Bosh should be talking about grabbing some boards and being a factor himself.

      • dezglobal - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:21 PM


      • redbaronx - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        @soopreme – Amen! This is what’s wrong with Miami. They love talking instead of doing!

    • biasedhomer - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      But he’s not a center

      • gmsingh123 - Jun 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        Yeah, he’s a 7 foot guy that shoots from the outside. That’s an answer to a question that nobody asked.

  2. losanginsight - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    So Duncan and Parker are going for 30 each tonight?

  3. dgbk - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    metta world bosh?? he locking ppl down tonight!

  4. zblott - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    You know what gets known 3-point shooters open looks? An inability of the opponent to defend the interior mano a mano. With Chris Bosh in there, the Heat either need to help him out and continue to leave Green open, or the Spurs’ passing will cue up the lay-up line.

  5. MyTeamsAllStink - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Bosh who’s done the least for his team this series is talking crap?Take a lap son.

  6. cantonbound13 - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Bosh Spice, the 6’11 shooting guard

  7. pl4tinum514 - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Shut down Green if you want, that just makes more room for Parker to torch you.

  8. tampajoey - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Tonight’s Bosh’s last game playing for the Heat. He’s going out just like he came in… talking sh!t that he can’t back up.

  9. dangernearing - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Yawn, team #popcorn muscles. Lets go, Spurs

  10. kb2408 - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Rupaul has spoken! Whatever…..he wasn’t doing all that brave talk when D. West and Big Roy was taking his lunch money last series.

    • redbaronx - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      @kb2408 – I don’t think Bosh has any lunch money left….I saw someone comment how he’s a HOF’er (evilempire). Bosh has been healthy the last three years and he routinely gives mediocre performances in the regular season and playoffs! Having a sometimes decent jumper does not make him an HOF’er when he gets eaten alive on the blocks routinely and can’t put up a post move.

  11. meroyero - Jun 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    That’s kind of an insult to his own team. He’s implying that they finally figured out, after 5 games and 3 losses, that they need to guard the guy that’s been killing them.

    • mannyfresh209 - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      It’s not an insult. It’s a cry for help from the other defenders on the team to finally wake up and realize the common denominator in this series that’s resulted in wins for the Heat are 1) Turnovers and 2) Danny Green not shooting the lights out of the ball.

      He’s gotta be accounted for from here on out. They feed off his 3-point shot right now and it’s absolutely killing the Heat. I’ll take a lay-up here and there opposed to constant 3-point shots going in

    • redbaronx - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      @meroyero – It is definitely an insult. Typically you stop someone first before you talk trash about the guy who is torching your team. And you don’t wait till game 6 to say you need to stop someone….I’ve been saying this since before the series on these posts. The Heat haven’t faced a real championship caliber/mentally tough team that is potentially better than them as a group. That is exactly the reason the Heat lose this series! Still sticking to my original prediction. Spurs in 6.

  12. mannyfresh209 - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Some of you guys crack me up.

    “Bosh is soft.”
    Bosh speaks his mind when a reporter asks him why Danny Green is torching his team.
    “Why is Bosh talking?!”

    Lol Bosh would ballsohard all over anybody on this board, stop acting like he’s garbage.

    And maybe he’s subtly calling his teammates out, a la Dwyane Wade saying he needs to get his touches. In all honesty, SOMEBODY needs to light a fire under Miami’s collective butts. They take a game off it seems like every other night for the past two series.

  13. packhawk04 - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Im not a fan of either team, just an interested observer.

    Having said that, someone on the heat is FINALLY saying this.

    • mannyfresh209 - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      Exactly. Just because, up until this series, he’d been looked at as more of a role player, doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to be highlighted in the gameplan for Miami.

      He’s been the x-factor of this series, thus far. They need to be keeping track of him every single second he’s on the floor.

    • spursareold - Jun 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      Talk is cheap. Miami’s whole defense is predicated on trapping, disrupting passing lanes, and overplaying on the high side a lot. That leaves perimeter shooters open. Period.

      If they want to cover Green, they’re going to have to invent a completely new defense in the middle of the Finals.

  14. gmsingh123 - Jun 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I just call this good coaching. The guy sets the record for 3’s in a finals, and then they figure out that he shouldn’t get open looks. Maybe after the first 10 or 15 threes they could have come to his conclusion, but hey, they figured it out now so there.

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