Chris Bosh suffered a poke to his eye in the Miami Heat's Game 3 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Despite serious redness and weeping, Bosh managed to play out the game, eventually hitting the game-winning 18-foot jumper to give the Heat a 2-1 NBA Finals lead over the Mavs.
At media availability on Monday, Bosh still had bloodshot eyes, but said his vision remains OK and that there seem to be no serious problems suffered from the blow.
Mavericks center Brendan Haywood might be in more dire straights, as a hip injury that knocked him out of Game 3 early continues to bother him. He told reporters he's not sure if he'd be able to play if Game 4 were today, and no decision has been made on his availability for Tuesday's crucial Game 4. Without Haywood and with starter Tyson Chandler playing relatively poorly, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had to rely on Ian Mahinmi for stretches.
Mahinmi has been buried on Carlisle's bench all postseason; playing help defense on a driving LeBron James in the Finals is no way to be introduced to the NBA Playoffs. Mahinmi was overmatched, and Dallas is in trouble if it has to count on him going forward, especially with Chandler's impact relatively limited.