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Thunder Vs. Heat, NBA Finals 2012 Game 2: Chris Bosh Returns To Lineup, Gives Miami Huge Boost

Chris Bosh started his first game since May 13 in Miami's 100-96 win over Oklahoma City in game two of the 2012 NBA Finals on Thursday night. Since returning from the abdominal injury he suffered against the Pacers, Bosh's contributions off the bench had been relatively inconsistent, but that changed once he was on the court from the opening whistle.

Bosh finished game two with 16 points on 13 shots, and he also pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds in 40 minutes of work. He had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

It seems like Bosh's success goes hand-in-hand with the Heat's success, writes Christopher Wescott of the Miami Herald:

The Bosh experiment seemed to work for Miami. Putting him back in the starting line-up gave the Heat a boost early on route to victory. Now it's just a matter of consistency and stamina. It's pretty clear that when Bosh contributes, the Heat rolls.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news throughout the 2012 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, visit Welcome To Loud City and SB Nation Kansas City. For all your Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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