Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh made it obvious that he wanted to win the title badly when he cried after his team’s loss. Unfortunately it didn’t seem like his teammates played with that type of passion during their elimination game. Though the Heat had a nice comeback after falling behind in the second quarter, they played sloppy committing several turnovers, and they didn’t rotate well defensively. Meanwhile, Dallas never let up and made most of their big shots. In other words, they wanted it more. At least that’s what Chris Bosh says.
Speaking to the media after the game, Bosh said “You always want to play your best basketball at the most opportunistic time but it just doesn’t work out like that. Everything mentally and physically was good. I think with every individual, physically everybody is going to go through pain — they’ve done through the same thing. But you know, they wanted it more than we did. They played great, we came up short, and that’s really it.”
Bosh also said that in a seven-game series, the best team wins. He reflected and said he hopes the Heat will use the loss as motivation, and he acknowledged the team has work to do.
Bosh spoke with great perspective and he was able to find a small bright spot but admitted that losing the Finals wasn’t a good feeling. He said they can only look ahead, and he’s right on. I agree with what Bosh says, and though it’s a long wait until next season, it’s hard to say the Heat won’t be back. They have to realize they had a good season and that although they came up short, they had a fairly successful year.
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