Chris Bosh will not change his approach on the inside when battling for rebounds.
"Boxing out, there's a bunch of different techniques you can use and everything," Bosh said. "I've really been searching this season to find what works best for me and a lot of times I'm in situations where people only pay attention to numbers. I never really got caught up in that. I just wanted to do whatever it took to help this team win." Bosh's contributions are often overlooked, but there's no doubting his importance to the Heat.
Dwyane Wade (knee) will receive another round of treatment on Tuesday, and he'll be reevaluated before Wednesday's Game 5.
Wade doesn't need any additional MRI exams or his knee drained, but the multiple bone bruises are causing him issues. Unfortunately, rest is the only thing that will help Wade, and that's not an option at this point in the playoffs. We're considering him day-to-day in advance of Wednesday's Game 5. For what it's worth, Wade says he will play Wednesday.
Chris Bosh's strong effort from Friday carried over into Monday's win over the Bulls, shooting 7-of-10 from the field for 14 points with six boards, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 35 minutes.
Bosh put up 20 points on Friday and his game is clicking at the right time. He's shot at least 50 percent in six of the eight playoff games to go with an impressive 2.0 blocks per game on the other end this postseason. With Dwyane Wade hurting a bit, Bosh stepping up could go a long way.
LeBron James scored a game-high 27 points in Monday's 88-65 victory at Chicago, while adding seven boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.
He shot 9-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. His free throw shooting has vastly improved lately, making 19-of-20 in his last two games. LeBron's so-so production at the line has really been the only missing piece of the puzzle to his offensive game, so he'll be even tougher to stop should his improvement continue.
Erik Spoelstra praised Ray Allen, saying he's been "exactly what we wanted this year."
"He's a fourth-quarter killer with the mindset that you have to know and be aware of where he is at all times in the fourth quarter," Spoelstra said. Allen averages 10 minutes during the fourth-quarter, the highest average during his 17-year career. "He creates more space for our best players," Spoelstra added.
Chris Bosh set a new career playoff high with 19 boards in Friday's triumph over the Bulls to go with 20 points, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.
He came to play tonight and the Heat went to him a bunch more on offense -- especially in the first half. Bosh averaged just 7.2 boards per game in his previous six playoffs games this year, so this was certainly an unexpected outburst.
LeBron James struggled with his shot in Friday's 104-94 victory in Chicago, shooting 6-of-17 from the field for 25 points with eight boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.
He made his last two field goal attempts including a back-breaking triple. Despite his off night from the field, LeBron was big at the charity stripe, knocking down all 11 attempts. This was his worst offensive outing of the playoffs and was the first time he shot below 42 percent from the field since March 20. Chicago will try to limit him again on Monday for Game 4.