Chris Bosh is not exactly the first scoring option on the Heat. Or the second.
But he can rebound. Well, he hasn’t been great at that this season either — he is grabbing 13.3 percent of the available rebounds when he is on the floor, his lowest percentage since his rookie year and well off his 17.7 percent of last year.
“Ten is my number. I’m going to get there. It’s going to be a little tougher than it would if I would have gotten off to a better start. Once I get to 10, I’ll be happy.”
Right now, Bosh is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. Ben Golliver over at CBS Facts & Rumors pulled out his trusty abacus and did the math — to average 10 a game for the season means Bosh needs to average 11.2 rebounds per game the rest of the way. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realize that Bosh has never averaged that many a game. And that only four guys in the NBA are doing 11.2 or better right now (Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin). Love Bosh’s game, but he can’t board like those guys.
But aim high. That’s what life is about. (The rest of us just shouldn’t bet on him reaching his goal.)
Boston’s Marcus Smart gets flopping warning from NBA
It happened on the game’s final play — you were probably focused elsewhere, wondering how Al Horford could miss the game-winning layup. But watch Smart as he gets in position for the rebound on that shot.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is expected to play at least two games in the NBA Development League as he comes back from a knee injury that kept him out of training camp and the first 18 games of the season.
Scott played 15 minutes for the Delaware 87ers in Tuesday night’s loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors. He scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting, missing all four of his attempts from 3-point range.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer says the D-League is the best way for Scott to get “meaningful, competitive minutes” after undergoing a non-surgical procedure on his left knee.
Scott has played three games for Atlanta since his return. In 28 minutes, he has two points on 1-of-9 attempts, to go along with eight rebounds and six assists.
Watch Kyle O’Quinn throw alley-oop to Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony isn’t young anymore, but he had the bounce to go get this one.
These were your two best players for the Knicks in their win over Miami Tuesday. Kyle O'Quinn was forced into action earlier than expected when Joakim Noah went on a fouling spree in the third quarter, but O’Quinn played well in the role. ‘Melo dropped 35 on 27 shots — he’s not as efficient as he once was, but he can still get some buckets.
The Knicks picked up a needed win, because they play a back-to-back Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers and a ticked-off LeBron James (New York will pay the price for Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments with a motivated LeBron Wednesday).