How Chris Bosh And Dwyane Wade Powered Past The Pelicans In OT On Christmas Day

12.25.15 2 years ago

When the Miami Heat needed Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade the most, their stars delivered.

Bosh was Miami’s best player throughout the entire game, finishing with 30 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Even though Anthony Davis had a pretty good game himself with 29 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks, Bosh defended him well. The Bostrich is the exact type of player to give Davis troubles on both ends of the floor. In many ways, he’s almost like a mirror image of the Pelicans star – a lanky forward who can stretch the floor, rebound, run the offense and guard multiple positions on a single possession. Bosh had the chance to win the game in regulation, but his fadeaway didn’t even draw iron.

He redeemed himself in overtime, though, scoring seven points in the final five minutes, including the game-sealing layup.

Wade wasn’t as consistent as Bosh, scoring just 19 points on 7-20 shooting, but he came through in a big way in the extra frame. Playing beautifully off of Bosh, Wade was equal parts distributor and scorer, hitting one of his patented fadeaways to put the Heat up five in the closing minutes of overtime.

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