If the Miami Heat wants to make it to the NBA Finals for a fourth-straight season and capture a third-straight championship, the team will need a lot more out of center Chris Bosh.
The Heat’s big man struggled from the field in Game 1 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bosh shot 31 percent from the field and had just 13 points and four rebounds in the 99-88 win.
Bosh may get a bit of a reprieve in Game 2. According to NBCSports, Charlotte center Al Jefferson has a strained planter fascia in his left foot that could hurt his play in Game 2.
ESPN reported Jefferson received two injections to kill the pain in his foot and left the AmericanAirlines Arena in a walking boot.
Bosh has scored more than 20 points in a game just three times since March 12. He hasn’t scored a double-double since February 23. However, in his last 10 regular season games, Bosh had a positive +/- in seven of the ten games.
While the offense will continue to run through LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, if Bosh can find his shot soon, it will make every Heat players job a lot easier and make a four-game sweep of the Bobcats more likely.