Chris Bosh Apologized to His Teammates Prior to Game 7

by June 03, 2013

Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh has struggled mightily throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, and he blames it on changing his game. After apologizing to his Miami Heat teammates for his poor performances to date, Bosh says he plans to go back to his old, aggressive style of play tonight in Game 7. Per the Indy Star: “Bosh is averaging 11.3 points per game this series but has failed to reach double digits in the last three games. He has just 22 rebounds in six games. ‘I changed my game (for) Games 1-6 and it hasn’t really worked,’ Bosh said, citing a lack of aggression. ‘Tonight, I’m going to do what I do, let it all hang out.’ […] ‘This is what we work hard for all season, a Game 7 on our home court,’ Bosh said. ‘We’re not going to sit around, wishing we weren’t in this position. It happens. We embrace it. We’re confident, but we know we have to beat a very good basketball team.’ Bosh and teammate Dwyane Wade both expressed frustration in their play and their roles in the offense following the Pacers’ 91-77 victory in Game 6 on Saturday. By virtue of a stout Pacers defense and nagging injuries, neither Bosh nor Wade has been at their best in this series. It was LeBron James, following Game 6, who said: ‘I mean, we can state the obvious. They’re both struggling.’ Bosh and Wade are down 11 points in scoring average from last year’s postseason. It has been the LeBron Show all series, and his individual playoff average (25.8 ppg) is nearly identical to what Wade and Bosh are scoring combined (26.1). The Heat are hoping that is not the case for Game 7. ‘We can’t just sit around and expect LeBron to do all the work and hope he has a 50-point game,’ Bosh said. ‘It doesn’t work like that. We have to do our part.'”