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Bosh apologized to teammates for changing his game, plus other stuff from shootaround

From shootaround:

—Erik Spoelstra on Game 7: "This is why this team was put together — moments like this."

—Spoelstra said after Game 6 and on Sunday that he went back to the drawing boards to find ways to get Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade more involved. Did he make any adjustments? 

"We'll see," Spoelstra said. "What I like more than my game plan is their character and track record."

Bosh is shooting 23 percent in his last three games. At this point, he said the only adjustment to be made is for him to play better.

"I just have to go out and play," Bosh said.

—Bosh apologized to teammates between Game 6 and today for changing his game. "It didn't work," Bosh said.

Bosh has scored a total of 19 points in his last three games (seven, seven and five). For the series, he is 7 of 14 from three-point range. He has 22 rebounds in the series entering tonight's Game 7.

—One reason for Shane Battier's reduced minutes in Games 5 and 6 (other than him making just two field goals in the first six games of the series) might be the Heat's inability to draw charges.

"We don't do the verticality as much," Spoelstra said. "We do the charge-block. In this series, we're not getting the charges as much."

—Spoelstra on LeBron's questionable offensive charge in Game 6: "We can all agree to disagree on that. LeBron had a similar play it was a foul."

—Bosh said tonight's key to victory isn't LeBron taking the game over and scoring 40 or 50 points (although, I'm sure that wouldn't hurt). Bosh said the Heat is at its best when James goes for 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Bosh said those "are still great games" for LeBron.


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Bosch is going to change his game? Let's see: he's height-wise center but he loves the 3 point shot, doesn't know how to rebound, and has disappeared in this series. We always knew he was soft but he's an embarrassment. The only shots he blocks are those where he doesn't put his body at risk.

If we lose, any bets on which Wade's going to put a cheap shot on?

keys to victory its lebron passing the ball to d wade. and d wade doing the the same no oneman show.

dam, are y'all Heat fans?

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