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Chris Bosh: “Plain and simple we’re going to win this game”

Jun 15, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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If you expected the two-time defending champions to just roll over down 3-1 to the Spurs heading into Game 5 Sunday night, well, I’m not sure what team you’ve been watching the last two years. They often need their backs against the walls for motivation.

Chris Bosh wouldn’t go the full Joe Namath and guarantee a win in Game 5 Sunday night, but he came about as close as you can expect speaking to Sekou Smith of NBA.com’s Hangtime Blog.

“We’re not going down,” he said. “So we’re going to win this game tonight … plain and simple we’re going to win this game….

“I don’t care about any guarantees we’re just going to win this game,” Bosh said. “Take it how you want it.”

What else do you expect him to say? “We plan on getting thrashed just like the last two games, we expect this will be over by halftime?”

The Heat are a proud team and one the Spurs had two games to eliminate last season and couldn’t do it. It will be three games this year and the way the teams are playing it feels like a longer shot, still you have to expect they will put up a fight in Game 5.

We’ll see if that’s enough.

  1. senorpapino - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    This series is similar to the Pistons-Lakers 2004 Finals. Tonight could easily be the last time that James, Wade, and Bosh play together.

  2. kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Says, arguably the softest 6’10” dude you’ll ever see on an NBA court. Shut up, Bosh, you and the rest of the Heatles are going fishing…tonight!!

    • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

      So LBJ carried a team to 4 straight finals, winning back-to-back rings, with the softest 6’10 dude you’ll ever see on an NBA court as his team’s best big? That’s incredible.

      • kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM

        Yep…in the worst era of Eastern Conf basketball in years!!

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

        The 80s may have been a little worse. You could make the playoffs in the East in 1986 with a 30-52 record. That would make you 11th in the East and 12th in the West in 2014.

    • billtetley53 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      What would you know about ” dudes being soft”?

      Youre used to the opposite of soft when youre around “dudes”. Not that theres anything wrong with that. You do what makes you happy.

      • kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM

        Still begging for attention, I see. I betcha anything as a kid you were a fat, freckled face geek that had no friends. Now, 50 yrs later, you’re still a fat freckled face lame with no friends. Go away, sir.

      • kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

        And why are you still on this site anyway, didn’t you lose a bet? Go away, loser.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      You’re such an idiot. Bosh plays great defense against guys who weigh 40lbs more than him on a nightly basis. You’re the one who’s soft. Your trash talk has gone soft.

  3. BrownsTown - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    With that fire raging, I expect him to man up and shoot an extra four long-range jumpers tonight.

    Beast Mode!

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      WHERE YOU BEEN ALL SEASON? THAT WAS A GREAT POST.

  4. m4a188 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Well put Bosh, now go and grab more than 5 rebounds.

  5. aldavis4president - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Haha the heat are a joke. Spurs will take it in 5 like I said, the heat have athletes, spurs have basketball players. LeBron does his choke work in these kind of situations, if the heat are to win, it’s up to wade, Allen, rashard and bosh. Only guys on the team who can shoot.

    • buffalowned - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      If you don’t think LeBron can shoot you don’t know watch the NBA

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Except LeBron is the only one who showed up for the Heat tonight. Take your weak crap elsewhere you tool.

  6. garybrian - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Spurs don’t need any incentive from Bosh, but he sure gave them some, didn’t he.

  7. mackcarrington - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    It doesn’t have much credibility without a guarantee.

  8. duhwighthoward - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    I JUST WANT TO LAUGH IN THE FACE OF ALL THE LEBRON WORSHIPPERS ONE LAST TIME.

    IT’S ALL OVER NOW.

    I HOPE DAN FELDMAN AND KURT HELIN PAID ATTENTION TO MY COMMENTS AND TOOK THEM TO HEART. YOU COULD REALLY LEARN A LOT.

    AND TO THE REST OF THE REGULAR COMMENTERS, I TRIED TO EDUCATE YOU, BUT I REALIZE THAT YOU’RE MAINLY KNOW-NOTHING ARMCHAIR ATHLETES.

    I’M AFRAID IF I SPEND ANY MORE TIME AROUND YOU, I’LL SINK TO YOUR LEVEL. BE THANKFUL THAT I GRACED YOU WITH ME PRESENCE.

    I’M OUT.

    • Kurt Helin - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      We will oh so miss your cap lock comments.

    • heat256 - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      The taxpayers in your area need to get refunds for the school they paid for you to go to.

    • limonadamas - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      “GRACED YOU WITH ME PRESENCE”? Are you a very loud leprechaun? hahaha

  9. coffeeblack95616 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Stupid athlete makes stupid “guarantee”. What will he be held to if they don’t win? These idiotic predictions by athletes and prognosticators are moronic at best. If they are wrong, what then? The same as when idiots say, “I take full responsibility for my actions,” which basically means “I said some words and now I am excused from whatever happened.”

  10. antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Welp… now he has to bring it.

    • money2long - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      Welp?
      He talked about his team.
      And you are so confident they could come back and take the series.
      This welp of yours let’s is all truly know you didn’t believe a word of what you said.

      • money2long - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:57 PM

        Us*

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        Was that an attempt at the English language? Welp, you’re getting better at it at least.

  11. emaney477 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    How is that not a guarantee????

  12. newyorkball82 - Jun 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Plain and simple, bosh will soon be crying on the way back to the locker room…

  13. antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    The Heat do have an advantage in this game – they know exactly what the Spurs are going to try to do. What is unknown is what Miami is going to come out with. I’m sure San Antonio is very curious about that and have some contingency plans in place.

    But this could turn out to be a game that forces Pop to make his next major adjustment in Game 6.

  14. ebrownwareagle - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    @aldavis4president

    LeBron is the only reason they are in The Finals. He might as well be back in Cleveland.

  15. newyorkball82 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    I’m sorry, but I don’t see Spoelstra doing any major changes. I mean his biggest move in the last game was putting Tony Allen in in desperation. I think if you saw any significant changes you would have seen them already. The only thing that can is the players playing better, cutting off passing lanes (which they haven’t been able to do at all), and make shots.

    • heat256 - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      Tony Allen? Do you know anything about basketball players?

      • heat256 - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Cancel. I saw your correction. My bad 100%

  16. coffeeblack95616 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Absolutely. Without LeBron, the Heat are slightly better than the team they were when it was a healthy Wade and a barely decent supporting cast.

  17. newyorkball82 - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Tony Douglas, not Tony Allen

  18. namaths5thofwhiskey - Jun 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Like a Bosh

  19. seagram757 - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Like the Spurs don’t know what Miami is gonna do. They’ll let lebron and the refs win it for them.

  20. BrownsTown - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Posterized by Ginobli. Nothing else ever needs to be said this guy again.

    • naterich21 - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      36 year old Ginobili to be exact

  21. sumkat - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Media taking things out of context

    He meant, the game of NBA 2k14 that he had paused to do his interview

  22. bigbamboom1 - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I feel sorry for Bosh. He is just a wasted talent in Spoelstra’s offensive and defensive scheme. It is the most idiotic use of a 6’11” player with dominant inside skills (like in Toronto) that I have ever seen. How many times in the Spurs series did we see Q Wade trying to guard TIm Duncan or Splitter down in the Box? While Bosh was simply floating out around the 3 point line chasing a guard? That was a ridiculous flaw in the makeup of the Heat. One that Popovich completely exploited. Riley and Spoelstra are responsible for The goofy scheme that had no inside presence to support 2 magnificent players like James and Wade. I bet Bosh walks instead of taking the bad rap for a mediocre coach.

  23. bbk1000 - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Shut up Bosh…when it’s time for you to say something LeThong will let you know….what an idiot….

  24. thisgrilledcheez - Jun 16, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    Oops.

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