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Bosh-Hibbert Matchup Could Be X Factor

On Wednesday, Chris Bosh gets another chance to prove himself against center Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers when the Miami Heat begins its best-of-7 series with Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals. The Heats big man wouldnt want to be playing anyone else for a chance to reach The Finals.

If his side wasnt hurting so badly, Bosh would have destroyed the Heats locker room out of frustration the night his abdominal muscle decided to give out.

Emotionally, Bosh said he went into a rage after being injured in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals. Physically, he needed assistance to stand up from a chair.

Off the court, Bosh has been talking about his matchup against Hibbert for days one of the best offensive centers in the game versus one of the best interior defenders.

I was talking with my family about it the other night, Bosh said. To be able to have a chance to compete against [Indiana]. I didnt get the chance last time. I felt last time I really could have made an imprint on the series, and its funny how things come back around. Im going to be get another shot.

Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald


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