(SAN ANTONIO) — With some of their biggest stars nursing injuries, the night belonged to Chris Bosh.
His three-pointer with one second remaining gave the Miami Heat an 88-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Bosh scored 23 points for the Heat (58-15), who were without the services of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Mario Chalmers in the contest.
“We are the defending champs no matter who we put out there,” Bosh said. “We are still the Miami Heat. We believe in ourselves. Each one of these guys is a professional. We played bigger roles in other cities but we came together and accepted lesser roles to win a championship here. We can still tap into that.”
The win capped off a 17-win month for the Heat, making them the first team in NBA history to win that many games in a calendar month.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs (55-18) with 17 points.
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