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Bosh buries late 3-pointer to push Miami past Portland
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – No LeBron James, no problem.
Chris Bosh stepped up in a big way for the short-handed Miami Heat, scoring 37
points and knocking down a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds of a
108-107 road victory over the Portland Trail Blazers from Moda Center.
Miami trailed 107-105 with 7.7 ticks left after a pair of Nicolas Batum free
throws. Out of a timeout, Dwyane Wade drove right and drew a double-team,
leaving Bosh open on the left wing. Wade threw a low behind-the-back pass for
Bosh, who gathered himself and shot a high-arcing 3 that hit nothing but net
with less than a second remaining.
Portland’s inbounds pass went toward the rim, where LaMarcus Aldridge’s tip
layup missed everything as the buzzer sounded.
Bosh shot 15-of-26 from the floor, including a 3-of-3 mark from behind the arc
— all in the fourth quarter — and added 10 rebounds in his second 30-point
game of 2013. His only other 30-plus scoring outburst came on Feb. 12 when the
Heat hosted Portland.
Wade added 16 points for the Heat, and Mario Chalmers flirted with a triple-
double, tallying nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
James (groin, ankle) did not dress for the first time this season. He is