SAN ANTONIO — Give Chris Bosh credit for confidence in the face of the greatest odds. The Miami Heat center wasn’t the least bit shy about what he expects to happen tonight in Game 5 of The Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.
“We’re not going down,” he said. “So we’re going to win this game tonight … plain and simple we’re going to win this game.”
It’s not the classic guarantee you might be used to, but in this series filled with some of the most polite animosity displayed between two teams, Bosh’s Game 5 edict with the Heat on the brink of elimination at 3-1 ranks right up there with Tim Duncan‘s “we’re going to do it this time,” comment that came in the lead up to Game 1.
“I don’t care about any guarantees we’re just going to win this game,” Bosh said. “Take it how you want it.”
The Heat are facing historic odds. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in The Finals.
But the Heat are trying to rally themselves emotionally by embracing the challenge of making history.
LeBron James talked about it Saturday, suggesting “why not us?” in regards to the Heat’s chances of pushing this series to a Game 6 Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Bosh pushed it a step further this morning, even if wasn’t trying to.