College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Coming into this off season, Chris Bosh knew most questions he would be dealing with would be about the final year of his contract and whether he’s staying in TO or jumping ship. While on their last road trip Bosh told a reporter he has considered playing with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade next season. In fact, during Olympics tryouts and workouts the three would talk about the possibility of playing together, something along the lines of what the Boston Celtics have done with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. To add fuel to the speculation fire, the Miami Heat (7-4) and Wade are in town tonight as they battle the Toronto Raptors (5-7) at the ACC. Toronto is coming off a horrible road trip. They went one 1-3 and their defence was atrocious. In their only victory, the first game of the West coast swing, the Raps had to battle back from a huge deficit to beat the Clippers. In the next three games Toronto gave up an average of 111.7 points per game, resulting in three straight loses. They were consistently out-hustled, out-rebounded and out-preformed. Bosh has had seven straight double-double games, but it hasn’t been enough. Miami started off the season strong, but for the first time this season they’ve lost two straight. Wade has scored at least 20 points or more in 23 straight games, but was held to 15 points in a 105-90 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. The good news for Wade is he’s never struggled against Toronto. In fifteen games against the Raps, Wade is averaging 26.8 points per game. The last time these two teams met was March 6 and the Heat won 108-102. Wade’s line that night – 42 points, eight assists and six rebounds. If Toronto doesn’t commit to playing defence tonight may end up being long night for the Dinos and another step for Bosh out the door.