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Chris Bosh won’t play for Heat in Toronto after announcing birth of his daughter

Nov 5, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

The Heat will take on the Raptors in Toronto on Tuesday, but they’ll do it without the member of their Big Three who made a name for himself in the NBA by playing north of the border for his first seven seasons.

Chris Bosh wasn’t available to reporters at Monday’s practice and didn’t travel with the team, after his wife gave birth to the couple’s second child early Monday morning.

Miami is off to a bit of a slow start at just 2-2, so despite facing a Raptors team that doesn’t appear to pose much of a threat, they could use all of their stars on the floor until the ship is officially righted.

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At least Bosh’s excuse for missing this one is as good as it gets.

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