At shootaround on Tuesday before Game 6, Chris Bosh said that hot shooting Spur Danny Green wasn’t going to get clean looks at threes.
Then, with the Spurs having one last shot in overtime to tie the game, Bosh made sure his words were good by blocking a Green desperation three to tie the game.
And that was really the least of Bosh’s plays in the closing moments of the game — the least discussed, least respected member of the “big three” saved the Heat’s title chances.
Chris Bosh saved the Heat’s season.
“CB made some unbelievable plays tonight,” LeBron James said after the game.
It was Bosh who grabbed the offensive-rebound off LeBron James missed three (over Manu Ginobili), then Bosh found Ray Allen backpedaling for a corner three, hit him with the pass and Allen knocked it down.
He had a hustling bucket in overtime, outrunning everyone down the court and getting a pass from LeBron James to score a bucket.
With just 33 seconds left in overtime and Miami up one it was Bosh who got switched on to Tony Parker, and Parker tried a little step-back that Bosh recovered on and blocked.
Then he blocked Green to ice the game.
Miami is going to be playing in Game 7 Thursday night at home. And they can thank Chris Bosh for that.
Report: Lamar Odom found unconscious, taken to Las Vegas hospital
Lamar Odom, whose NBA career was cut short due to his challenges with drug use, has been taken to a Las Vegas-area hospital after being found unconscious at a brothel in a city not far outside the city, according to the report from TMZ.
Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada … TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra. We spoke with Hof … who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious.
Odom spent 14 seasons in the NBA, starting his career with the Clippers and going on to be a key figure in the 2009 and 2010 Los Angeles Lakers title teams. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
While famous in basketball circles — and incredibly well liked by players and media, he was one of the funniest guys in the league — he became a pop culture sensation when he married Khloe Kardashian. However, it was about that time that his drug use started to take a toll on everything in his life. It was not long before he was traded to Dallas, and things started to truly spiral out of control for him. He went for treatment after that, but never returned to the NBA.
We will have more as the story develops. Our thoughts are with Odom, and we hope he pulls out of this.
Cooley played in 16 games with the Jazz last season after being called up from the NBA Developmental League. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds. Cooley’s fate with the team seemed to be decided when 7-foot center Jeff Withey signed a multi-year free agent deal in August. The 6-9, 260-pounder was in his second NBA season.
O’Brien was signed as an undrafted rookie Aug. 28 and played in one preseason game with the Jazz.