Chris Bosh Watch: former Raptor leads Heat past NBA’s best

Chris Bosh Watch: former Raptor leads Heat past NBA’s best

We’ve been ragging on Chris Bosh a lot this season. We’ve called him out for not living up to the hype he manufactured for himself; we’ve ridiculed him for his incessant whining; and we’ve poked fun at his hilarious photo shoots. Really, it’s about time we gave the big guy some love. After all, he’s still Toronto’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

So when the Raptors’ former franchise player carried the Miami Heat to a wildly lopsided 125-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night, we took notice. Bosh led all players with 30 points and 12 rebounds, and converted 10 of 16 field goal attempts, all while shooting a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe. And all this against the NBA’s top team.

Truth be told, the dominant performance Bosh turned in against San Antonio seems to be part of a recent trend. After publicly venting his frustration with his own play last week, the Heat forward has been on a tear. He vowed to be more assertive and more demanding in the post, and he’s done exactly that. Since sounding off, Bosh has averaged 24.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while shooting a blistering 61 per cent.

Kudos to you, Chris. Credit where credit is due.

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(Image: Keith Alison)