MIAMI Chris Bosh is most appreciated when he doesn't play.
In March, the Miami big man missed three games and the Heat lost two, to Utah and the Lakers. That sparked a minor panic about Miami's lack of size.
Bosh soon returned and again was mostly forgotten about. The acclaim went to Heat perimeter stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Well, Bosh is out again. And, judging from Tuesday night's 78-75 Game 2 East semifinal loss to Indiana, it could end up being a major panic.
Bosh suffered an abdominal strain in Sunday's Game 1, and could be out for the remainder of the series. The Heat are looking for volunteers to step up in his absence, and nobody has raised a hand yet.
James scored 28 points and Wade had 24 in the loss at AmericanAirlines Arena that knotted up the series 1-1. But players on the Heat who don't have gold medals at home combined for a meager 23 points.
Take out James and Wade and the Heat couldn't have thrown the ball in the ocean off the deck of one of Heat own...