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Chris Bosh Named NBA East Player of the Week

Join us in congratulating the Miami Heat star on winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Dec 31, 2013 | 02:09 PM

No LeBron James, no problem.

When the Miami Heat superstar was hobbled with a sore ankle and a strained groin last week, his teammate, Chris Bosh, rose to the occasion to lead the short-handed Heat. Statistically, Bosh averaged 22.3 points, 8 rebounds, 1.75 blocks and 1.25 steals to help the Heat go 3-1, earning him the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award.

Bosh’s most celebrated moment, however, came against the Portland Trail Blazers last Saturday. The Heat was trailing by two points with five-tenths of a second remaining when Bosh nailed a three-pointer to seal the win for the reigning NBA Champions. Bosh finished the game with 37 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double of the week.

When told about the award, Bosh said, "It’s hard to get Player of the Week with those guys, I’ll tell you that much," referring to playing alongside future Hall-of-Famers in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. This is the first time the All-Star center has received the honor since joining the Heat four years ago. He previously won the award seven times as a member of the Toronto Raptors.

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