Found May 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI Chris Bosh didnt wait long to get pumped over facing the Indiana Pacers in a playoff rematch from last year. As soon as Indiana won, the Miami Heat big man said Monday. Last time, it was more difficult because (our first) series got pushed out so long (to five games), we didnt know who we were going to play. This time, Indiana took care of business (against New York) when they were supposed to, and we knew who we were playing right away. As soon as we saw Indiana playing us, we said, All right, the enemy has a face. The Heat and Pacers will begin this years Eastern Conference finals at the American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night. Miami rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Indiana in six games during last years conference semifinals. Bosh missed most of that series after suffering an abdominal strain in Game 1. Boshs presence this time should be a key factor in Miamis offense. His ability to step out and be a perimeter threat could force Indiana's 7-foot-2 center R...
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