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MIAMI Chris Bosh really doesnt have a nickname other than the mundane CB.If the Miami Heat center keeps shooting the 3-pointer the way he did Sunday, perhaps hell get one.Locked and loaded, teammate Dwyane Wade said about Bosh.When it was suggested to Heat backup center Chris Andersen that what Wade said might qualify as a nickname candidate, Andersen didnt disagree.Hes locked and loaded and needs to pull the trigger, Andersen said.Bosh shot 3 of 4 from 3-point range in the Miamis 110-87 win over Milwaukee in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series. Game 2 is Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.True, its just one game into the postseason. But Heat coach Erik Spoelstra seems ready to utilize Bosh from beyond the arc more than ever before.Its an experiment that began in earnest before last season. Bosh, then starting at power forward, began to regularly take 3-pointers during practices.Bosh wasnt a high-volume 3-point shooter during the 2011-12 regular season, going 10 of 35. But then he had his moments in the playoffs, shooting 7 of 13.Bosh this season was given even more of a green light to fire from long range. He had career highs in 3-pointers made (21) and attempted (74) while shooting 28.4 percent.(The corner is) where we want him right now, Spoelstra said. More than anywhere else is that shot (rather) than threes from the top of the key.''Spoelstra said Bosh doesnt necessarily need to make that many 3-pointers from the corner to be effective. If he simply can draw the defense out to guard him, it opens up the court for other players.But Sunday might have been a preview of things to come in this postseason. You get the sense Bosh is going to want to make his fair share of 3-pointers while utilizing a shot that continues to get better.I love shooting the ball, Bosh said. The corner three is an effective shot. Our principles are to spread the floor. So in order for us to be more flexible, I have to extend my range a little bit, just really work on that. Part of being a better player is taking on new challenges Its been something Ive been trying to master for awhile I know I can shoot the basketball whether it surprises people or not.Bosh said he wants to get to the point in which he makes 50 percent of his 3-pointers. Even though only seven players in NBA history have shot 50 percent or better in a season and Steve Kerr holds the career percentage record at 45.4, Bosh insisted hes not joking.Bosh also said he takes 1,000 3-pointers a day in practice while making an average of about 900. That was a joke even if Bosh mostly kept a straight face.Its a steady amount of about 100, 200 a day, said Spoelstra, setting the record straight about how many Bosh attempts.When it comes to games, the Heat are gaining more and more confidence in Bosh with each 3-pointer he takes.Its huge, Wade said of Bosh bombs being an additional weapon on a Miami team that already has plenty. It allows us to be able to keep our best players on the floor when they go to different lineups. Obviously, Milwaukee is going to make an adjustment, we understand that. Chris has totally revamped his game from what he was He gets (the ball) and its going up and we love it, especially at this time of the year.Boshs game has undergone a transformation since he bolted Toronto as a free agent in the summer of 2010 to join the Heat. While Bosh averaged as many as 24.0 points during his seven seasons with the Raptors, he had to learn to become a more versatile player to find his niche on the deep Heat.With the Heat not having a true center and the 6-foot-11, 235-pound Bosh having to play the position by default, they dont always need him to bang inside while on offense. He often can be more effective stepping outside and spreading the court.I know its unorthodox for people to see what type player I am and what they needed me to be, said Bosh, who averaged 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds during the regular season while shooting a career-high 53.5 percent. You see a big and they want to put you in a box. They say, Hey, put your back to the basket. Even though a guy might outweigh me by 50 or 60 pounds, you still got to back him down If a team doesnt need me to do that, Im going to waste me time and just try to bang dudes and shoot turnaround jump shots and hooks all night.Bosh often steps out for mid-range jumpers. Now, hes getting even more comfortable stepping back behind the line.Come Tuesday, Bosh looks ready to pull the trigger again.Chris Tomasson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @christomasson
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