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Who saved Miami’s bacon at end of Game 6? Chris Bosh.

Jun 19, 2013, 3:33 AM EDT

At shootaround on Tuesday before Game 6, Chris Bosh said that hot shooting Spur Danny Green wasn’t going to get clean looks at threes.

Then, with the Spurs having one last shot in overtime to tie the game, Bosh made sure his words were good by blocking a Green desperation three to tie the game.

And that was really the least of Bosh’s plays in the closing moments of the game — the least discussed, least respected member of the “big three” saved the Heat’s title chances.

Chris Bosh saved the Heat’s season.

“CB made some unbelievable plays tonight,” LeBron James said after the game.

It was Bosh who grabbed the offensive-rebound off LeBron James missed three (over Manu Ginobili), then Bosh found Ray Allen backpedaling for a corner three, hit him with the pass and Allen knocked it down.

He had a hustling bucket in overtime, outrunning everyone down the court and getting a pass from LeBron James to score a bucket.

With just 33 seconds left in overtime and Miami up one it was Bosh who got switched on to Tony Parker, and Parker tried a little step-back that Bosh recovered on and blocked.

Then he blocked Green to ice the game.

Miami is going to be playing in Game 7 Thursday night at home. And they can thank Chris Bosh for that.

  1. silverbuffalo - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    The refs saved the game! Could you imagine how much Lebron would have cried if he was fouled like Manu or Green was? I get so tired of Lebrons Cry Baby Antics & Flops!

    • angulocarlos1 - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:09 AM

      waaaa waaaa – silverbuffalo

    • HotHotHeat - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:09 AM

      Did you watch the game? If you did you would have noticed the Spurs missing free throws at the very end of regulation saved the game for Miami.

      • hehateme2 - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM

        Don’t waste time with logic…. trolls just have to whine about something, real or not.

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      do you need a Kleenex to wipe your tears, stop crying!

      Chris Bosch had to defend down low, this is a huge responsibility, I know
      he is soft but he has stepped up and despite Duncan’s #’s you have to
      give him credit for providing some resistance in the hole.

      • fredagsedb - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:36 AM

        Also helped that the Spurs stop giving Duncan the ball for some reason. But yeah… He worked his ass off and D-Wade espcielly should give him a serious thanks for that!

    • hehateme2 - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      And we’re all tired of your excuses crybaby silverbuffalo

    • mydoghasfleez - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:03 AM

      Hey silverbuffoon — Whaaaa, Boo Hoo, Sniff Sniff

  2. bucrightoff - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    Bosh is by far the most annoying of the big 3. At least Wade and James are great players, Bosh is the ultimate gravy trainer.

    • mydoghasfleez - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      Bosh is a good player & team mate. Annoying? No.

  3. pantsfreezone - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    Bosh has been stellar defensively all series. He’s shut down Duncan when it matters and protected the rim against Parker and Ginobli even with all of their flopping (Bosh has done his fair share too).

    Would love to see Bosh have a 30-20 Game 7 and maybe finagle his way to an NBA Finals MVP.

    • badintent - Jun 20, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Not gonna happen, until hell freezes over. LBJ or Duncan gets the MVP. Bar none

  4. tomtravis76 - Jun 19, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    Bosh has gots to go…

  5. rickyspanish - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    silverbuffalo

    You just described Ginobili.

  6. heavychevy15 - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Silver buffalo is your typical excuse making anti heat fan. There were so many bad and blown calls last night. They stop calling most fouls in the last few min and let them play for the most part. Spurs make free throws they win. Quit your crying. LBJ and Dwade both got fouled multiple times down low without a single whistle. It went both ways

    • guyaneserj - Jun 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      EXACTLY!

    • fredagsedb - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      Stupid as it is that they stop calling stuff in the end. You are right. Everyone nows that. And you have to be tough down the stretch. They are not going to call a reach foul in the end, so they are not going to call a little elbow in the stomach or pushoff. Be tough.

      With that being sad. It’s a load of crap not to call fouls at the end of the games. “letting them play”, “refs don’t wanna decide the game”. Well if they don’t call a foul that is there, they decide the game as much as calling a foul that isn’t there. If they get away with illegal basketball plays in the end, then you’re not letting them play basketball.

      I get that it should be harder to get a foul in crunchtime, but it doesn’t make sense to swallow the whistle entirely

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Gundy and Breen commented how good this series was being officiated, no techs and cheap shots etc. I think this series has been great with certain non calls and letting these HOF’ers and
      MVP’S and past champions play their butts off, game 7even, only men need to show up.

  7. reedme16 - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    I’d still trade Bosh right now! He stepped up defensively, But only after being dominated by Duncan. His best defense was on guards, Duncan just ran out of gas. And the worst part about him being dominated is he never put pressure on Duncan because he just stands in one spot and shoots jumpers. A 6’10 spot up shooter that can block guards is what Bosh is. I’d still take Byran Mullens and the pick if the Cavs offered.

    • kinggw - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      That’s why your a fan and not a GM, because you have no idea what the hell your talking about.

      It doesnt matter who you replace Bosh with, a tertiary option is still a tertiary option. Someone who is averaging 20 and 10 on another team isn’t going to do that on the Heat because of their personnel and the way they play. Bosh has sacrificed his numbers for the betterment of the team, just like Ray Allen did in Boston.

      Bosh is the perfect fit for Miami. You don’t take apart a championship caliber team because you had trouble against one opponent. Bosh has only looked overwhelmed in the Indiana series. He has played Duncan extremely well and despite not putting up the biggest numbers has had double doubles in 4 of the 6 finals games. The Heat don’t need to trade Bosh, they just need to make sure they get Oden or someone of his ilk so Bosh doesn’t have to play the 5.

    • jamieaadams - Jun 19, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      I’d still take Byran Mullens and the pick if the Cavs offered.

      Then you’d get fleeced, because I think Mullens plays for the Bobcats.

  8. lastdukestreetking - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Big time moving screen by Splitter on the inbounds set Green free. How many steps did Giflopili take on his earlier layup? 4, at least. Missed calls both ways did not decide the game.

  9. breastfedted - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Bosh was getting schooled all game and clearly knocked Green down on the 3 at the end. David Stern saved the Heat’s bacon, as usual.

    • ishwishfish - Jun 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Wah!

    • hehateme2 - Jun 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      Not even close. Green should have know better than to try that weak stuff over Bosh. Glad Bosh made him eat it! He manned up big time!

  10. heavychevy15 - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Anyone who thinks this was rigged and Stern had something to do with it is absolutely insane. Stern didn’t rebound and shoot a three to tie it with 5 seconds left.

  11. dolphindubs - Jun 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    @breastfedted

    It was ALL block. Look at the Spurs bench, only one person jumped up everyone else just put their heads down because they knew it was a solid block.

    Go crawl back to your moms boobie

  12. jaerba - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Bosh has become a really good defensive big man. Duncan went off, but he was being defended well on many of those plays. You can’t stop Duncan when he’s on. There were multiple times when Parker got a switch on to Bosh and couldn’t get past him. That’s as tough an assignment as there is for a big man in today’s NBA.

  13. reesesteel23 - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Someone please go look at Norris Cole on the bench(1st player to the left) starting right before Lebron takes the 3 and after Ray Allen swishes his,….he’s literally going INsane lol

    • acdc363 - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      LOL Cole’s reaction was amazing that dude was jumping like a rabbit!

  14. jrazz22 - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I see the typical bandwagon Heat fans are out in force. You’re the most pathetic fanbase in sports. I know there are plenty of authentic ones, but I bet the majority don’t even know who Glen Rice was.

    • ishwishfish - Jun 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Your point being?

      • gmsingh123 - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        I think the point is the Heat fans are either on the bandwagon or falling off the turnip truck.

  15. bmoreravens1012013 - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Um, the refs saved their bacon. But it is what it is.

  16. reedme16 - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Weak point using Glen Rice. You should have used people like Ronnie Seikly, Harold Minor, or that terrible time when we thought it would be a good idea to sign Ricky Davis. But that’s before it was trendy to hate the Heat.

    Wonder if you guys were saying the refs were terrible when SA went on their run in the 3rd qtr and Lebron and Wade got no calls going to the rim. No of course not! But Manu takes 4 steps and Allen slaps his hand alittle bit, now the games rigged. You guys ready need to rewatch that game if you think that missed call made the difference. Heat got screwed all night. The Manu foul is the only call that’s debateable. And he clearly traveled before being fouled, Ray Allen had his hands on the ball for the first two steps, and may have slightly fouled Manu on the last three steps. But not really because the hand is part of the ball. So take the advice I’m sure you were giving to Wade and Lebron when they were getting killed at the basket……Stop Whining about fouls!

    • pantsfreezone - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      I have a signed Bimbo Coles foam finger and the way I find out if someone is a real Heat fan is if they can tell me what position he played.

  17. packhawk04 - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Spoelstra nearly lost it for them. Lebron took over when he had shooters surrounding him and he posted up. He put wade in and did a post iso with him, and the heat offense stalled because the spacing was gone. The only reason it got to OT was the heat made some desperation threes. If im the heat coach, wade plays very little in game 7, and they win by 20. But spo wont do that.

  18. Great Caesar's Ghost - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    I am impressed with the way the Spurs played last night in the lion’s den. They truly are champions. Though they lost, they showed their resilience. Looking forward to seeing how they will respond on Thursday. Miami is a talented opponent and the Spurs will need to keep working hard and a little harder to beat them – but that’s what they do best.

  19. reedme16 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    I knew exactly what I’m talking about. Not saying get Mullens because he averaged 20 n 10. I’m saying trade him because he only wants to sit an shoot jump shots. He doesnt penetrate or put pressure on the defense. If your going to have a big man that’s just a spot up shooter what’s the difference between Mullens and Bosh? Mullens does the same thing and saves you $15mil dollars and the pick would allow you to get young cheap talent. Makes perfect sense even if the Heat don’t do it. It would be a stupid trade on the Bobcats part. But PBT wrote that the Bobcats wanted Bosh for the 4th pick. It allows for long term sustainability under the new system.

  20. dannywsuarez - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    And for those complaining about officials. Noone is mentioning the illegal substitution that Popovich made when Ray hit the three. The referees called for a review of the play, and Pop substituted their best inbound passer Duncan into the game. Which is illegal, you cannot substitute players on official reviews, only on timeouts or dead balls. The Spurs had no timeouts and the review is not considered a dead ball. So Parker shouldn’t even had an attempt at a shot at the end of regulation. It, under league rules, should have been Heat ball with 1.9 with a chance to win the game.

    • hehateme2 - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      Danny…. don’t try to confuse the trolls with truth and logic. It’s above their pay grade… if you know what I mean

  21. dannywsuarez - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    The Heat won anyways. Cheaters never prevail.

  22. dannywsuarez - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    The Heat won anyways.

  23. dannywsuarez - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    An Illegal substitution is a Technical, and it would have given Ray a Free Throw.

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