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Chris Bosh fined for flop in Heat-Spurs Game 4
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
Chris Bosh had his best game in a month Thursday for the Miami Heat.
It came with a cost.
The Heat center was fined $5,000 Friday for a flop during the 109-93 Game 4 victory, which evened the NBA Finals at 2-2. Bosh repulsed himself away from San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan on a second-quarter play, flying to the floor despite only a slight push from Duncan, who was whistled for a foul.
The call wiped away a layup by Spurs guard Gary Neal while the Heat led 41-32. But it also may have galvanized the Spurs, who closed the half on a 17-8 run to tie it.
Bosh’s performance went beyond acting, though. He had 20 points and 13 rebounds in his best performance since Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls on May 10. He joined with superstars LeBron James (33 points) and Dwyane Wade (32) to account for 78% of Miami’s scoring.
The NBA’s crackdown on flopping this season has stretched into the postseason, with LeBron James and Shane Battier of the Heat also receiving fines. There were several other plays in Game 4 that could have drawn fine consideration.
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