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Chris Bosh, Heat defend his 3-point shot selection

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09:50 AM ET 06.08 | The Chris Bosh bashers came out of the woodwork after he went 0-for-4 from 3-point territory, including a critical wide-open miss from the wing with a minute left that would've sliced the Spurs' lead to one point in what became a 92-88 Game 1 loss Thursday. That's why the bulk of Friday afternoon's media session was dedicated to listening to Bosh, his protective teammates and coach defending the 6-foot-10 center's shot selection. "Look, we're not going to overreact to those misses,'' coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He was wide open. He hit some big ones already. We do need to commit to getting to some second situations, getting the ball to the weak side. "If he makes one of those, everybody's perspective is different.''

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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June 8, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Good man, jgb. Self policing is a good policy.

June 8, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Such is the nature of 3pt shooting. Not sure why targeting just Bosh. Battier was stone cold and other players shot some bricks from the arc as well.

June 8, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Such is the nature of 3pt shooting. Not sure why targeting just Bosh. Battier was stone cold and other players shot some bricks from the arc as well.

Bosh is a center!!! Why is he taking so many three point shots??? I guess people will say he is a power forward, but I'm pretty sure, he is the Heat center.

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June 8, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Hippo's PPM count was on steroids last night.

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June 8, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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But he didn't, sooooooooo............My question is if you bare going to relegate him to 3 pt land, why not play rashard, who is a far better deep shooter?The other thing is , I don't think most are complaining that HD is shooting deep, rather is/was that the best shot you can come up with late in the game?

*so

June 8, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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Bosh is a center!!! Why is he taking so many three point shots??? I guess people will say he is a power forward, but I'm pretty sure, he is the Heat center.

Bosh is shooting a team best from 3 point land in playoffs among Miami starters at 42%, maybe that's why he took the WIDE OPEN SHOT

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June 8, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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Bosh is shooting a team best from 3 point land in playoffs among Miami starters at 42%, maybe that's why he took the WIDE OPEN SHOT

My point is that a 6'11" player, should be playing closer to the basket, that way he just might be able to get Duncan in foul trouble!!!!! The bottom line is, Bosh can't handle Duncan; therefore he is playing out by the three point line. The Heat better find a way to handle Duncan and Parker, or this series will be a short one!!!

June 8, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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My point is that a 6'11" player, should be playing closer to the basket, that way he just might be able to get Duncan in foul trouble!!!!! The bottom line is, Bosh can't handle Duncan; therefore he is playing out by the three point line. The Heat better find a way to handle Duncan and Parker, or this series will be a short one!!!

Playing close to the basket is not what we want Bosh to do, rather play away from the basket so Lebron and Wade have space to attack the basket. Bosh shoots lights out between 16 - 23 feet, around 54%. Lebron and Wade can get Duncan in foul trouble when they attack the basket

June 8, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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Playing close to the basket is not what we want Bosh to do, rather play away from the basket so Lebron and Wade have space to attack the basket. Bosh shoots lights out between 16 - 23 feet, around 54%. Lebron and Wade can get Duncan in foul trouble when they attack the basket

Okay, if that is the case than the Spurs can put Splitter on Bosh and Duncan won'thave to leave the middle!!

June 8, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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My point is that a 6'11" player, should be playing closer to the basket, that way he just might be able to get Duncan in foul trouble!!!!! The bottom line is, Bosh can't handle Duncan; therefore he is playing out by the three point line. The Heat better find a way to handle Duncan and Parker, or this series will be a short one!!!

By that logic Kevin Durant has no business playing behind the arc. He should just sit in the post where 6'11" guys belong?

Bosh needs to stay in around 18-20' to keep the floor spread and the lane open, and at that distance the Spurs will have to close on him. He's not going to get much in the paint with Duncan and Splitter hangin about.

June 8, 2013  12:31 PM ET
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Okay, if that is the case than the Spurs can put Splitter on Bosh and Duncan won'thave to leave the middle!!

And playing Bosh so far from the basket, in one of the reasons, the Heat are getting outrebounded in the playoffs!!

June 8, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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And playing Bosh so far from the basket, in one of the reasons, the Heat are getting outrebounded in the playoffs!!

I should have said, that the Heat is getting outrebounded, in most of the games in the playoffs!!!

 
June 8, 2013  12:37 PM ET
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By that logic Kevin Durant has no business playing behind the arc. He should just sit in the post where 6'11" guys belong?Bosh needs to stay in around 18-20' to keep the floor spread and the lane open, and at that distance the Spurs will have to close on him. He's not going to get much in the paint with Duncan and Splitter hangin about.

Durant is a "small forward" and Bosh is a "Power Forward/Center", big difference!!! Are you saying that a Power Forward/Center should be playing 18/20 feet from the basket????

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