Will the 2013-2014 Miami Heat team include Chris Bosh as one of the infamous Big Three in Miami? If the Heat had lost, I would definitely consider Bosh the fall guy however, since they won, I will bet he’s around for at least one more season.
Looking at his stats, with the exception of the Finals Game 7, Bosh has played as well as can be expected and fairly consistent considering he’s the third leg of the trifecta Heat offense, with more being expected of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Bosh scored double digits in six of the Finals playoff games except of course, Game 7, in which he didn’t score at all. He had five or less offensive rebounds in each Finals game and defensively managed to pull down 11 rebounds game 4 and single digit defensive rebounds in the remaining Finals games.
Game 1 was a disaster for Bosh with four three-point attempts, none of which reached the target. He only made one attempt in two other games so I’m sure Erik Spoelstra and the coaching staff sternly advised he move his shot in closer.
Game 7 was a struggle for Bosh, as he missed all of his five field goal attempts, including one three-pointer. He got into foul trouble and played fewer minutes than any of the other Finals games, but Bosh made up for his lack of offense by making plays on defense that the stats don’t pick up.
His conditioning was well displayed in the Heat’s transition defense on more than one occasion; he kept Tim Duncan in check on pick and rolls and defended the post all night which was very impressive.
That alone may keep him on center stage a while longer.