With LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Mario Chalmers sitting out due to injuries, Chris Bosh was forced to carry a majority of the Miami Heat‘s offense Sunday night against the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs (55-18).
In nearly 37 minutes of action, Bosh would score 23 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer (his third on the night) with just 1.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, as the Heat (58-15) pulled out the narrow victory by a final score of 88-86.
By sweeping the season series and earning the head-to-head tiebreaker, Miami now (in theory) has a four-game cushion with just nine games remaining for the best overall record in the NBA, which would guarantee them home-court advantage through the entire postseason.
On top of scoring 23 points on 9 for 15 shooting, Bosh would also chip in nine rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2013
Chris Bosh: Clutch gene.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 1, 2013
No LeBron…No Wade… HUGE #SCtop10 GAME-WINNING 3-BALL from Chris Bosh to beat the Spurs.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 1, 2013
I get it, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead… But @chrisbosh just hit a game winning three. Finishes w/23 pts 9 reb 3 ast 3 threes 2 blk
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) April 1, 2013
Is Chris Bosh the greatest troll of all-time? What a shot.
— SB Nation (@sbnation) April 1, 2013
#Miami actually won. Wow chris bosh was carrying them.
— OTF ✞ (@KingKhaii) April 1, 2013
Chris Bosh is one of those players who won’t ever score loads or block loads but when it counts he’s there for those game changing plays.
— Iwan Saunders Jones (@iwanjones52) April 1, 2013
No LeBron, No Wade, No Chalmers. Chris Bosh gets a lot of hate and beat the best team in the west. MAD respect for the Heat
— FloCyDaKing (@Shotime707) April 1, 2013
Chris Bosh is the best 3rd option in the NBA.
— Bråydêñ Míllêr (@bMiller031) April 1, 2013
Who let Chris bosh take the game winning 3?
— Devyn Josko (@djosk12) April 1, 2013
— Adail Veira (@adail_14) April 1, 2013
Im gonna be straight up and this is a bball perspective only because I hate the heat but Chris bosh is a gr8 player clutch led heat to a win
— Chris Sutherland (@NYCKID22) April 1, 2013
i cant believe it . Chris bosh . did something right .
— #RawSpace_Trent (@Trent_GetEmWet) April 1, 2013