When Boozer stated the Heat only had two great players, anyone with half a brain assumed the statement to be a slight to Chris Bosh. Apparently Bosh has half a brain and used Boozer’s pre-series shot to fuel his play. In Game 1, he tossed in 30 points and delivered again last night with 34 points on 13 of 18 shooting from the floor in last night’s Game 3. Dwyane Wade says Boozer has himself to thank for waking the sleeping giant.
“When asked if Boozer’s comment motivated Bosh at all, Wade said after Game 3 ‘He hasn’t brought it up to us but we understand when something is said public about you that way, any great player is going to respond in a way. I was glad he said that about Chris because he came in with a different focus every day,’ Wade said. ‘From practice, shootaround to the games, Chris had that same focus. We saw that [Sunday] morning at shootaround, everything he did tonight he was doing today. We’re glad he got that challenge, he’s responding to it.’
‘We’ll see, hopefully at the end of the series maybe they’ll say something different about him. We understand what he means to us and that’s all that matters,’ Wade continued.” [LBS]
For his part, Carlos’ 26 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago were nothing to scoff off. Then again, nobody remembers efforts of the losers.
Game 4 will be played on Tuesday night in Miami.