An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Hey, OKC fans: Chris Bosh isn't impressed
Whether still bothered by an abdominal strain, rusty from missing time, or just plagued by an off night, Chris Bosh struggled in the opener of the NBA Finals.
The third piece of Miami's "Big Three" finished with just 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting, pulled down an unimpressive five rebounds, and for most of the game, was invisible in the Heat offense.
That didn't stop Bosh from calling out the Oklahoma City crowd following the game.
Watching the game on television, you get the feeling that the Thunder crowd is one of the loudest in the NBA. The difficulty Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy had speaking over the crowd was reminiscent of playoff games in Utah during the 1990s.
To Bosh, though, the noise was pedestrian, no different from any other NBA arena.
"Everybody keeps talking about how loud it is," Bosh said, according to Ben Golliver of CBS' "Eye on Basketball" blog. "It's regular. We've been in a lot of other arenas and it's about the same."
While Bosh did later say that Oklahoma City has "a great homecourt here," according to Golliver, expect the fans to let him here it during Game 2, either in the starting lineup introductions, or when Bosh enters the game off the bench.