Heat forward Bosh will play in Game 3 versus Knicks
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is expected to play in Thursday’s playoff game against the New York Knicks after the birth of his child.
Bosh, who was in New York preparing for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series, was summoned home by his wife, Adrienne, who posted a picture on her social media account stating “Hurry home”. The couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Jackson, around 3 a.m. ET Thursday and Bosh is flying back to New York for Thursday's contest.
Oddsmakers currently have the Heat as 5-point road favorites in Madison Square Garden, going up against a New York squad that is without its starting power forward Amar'e Stoudemire after he cut his hand punching a fire extinguisher case following Game 2. Miami leads the first-round series 2-0, covering the spread in both contests.
Bosh scored 21 points in Game 2 after a quiet nine-point effort in the series opener against the Knicks. Bosh averages 18 points and just under eight rebounds a game this season.
Due to all the traveling in the short time frame, the Heat are officially listing Bosh as a game-time decision. Shane Battier could start in his place.