Forward Bosh, starting his first game since the middle of May, also grabbed 15 boards while guard Dwyane Wade rebounded from a poor performance in game one to finish with 24 points and five assists in Thursday’s wire-to-wire win.

LeBron James during the NBA finals on Thursday. Pic/AFP

James was pleased with the way his teammates held it together late in the game when Oklahoma City made one final push for the win. “We’ve been through a lot in the playoffs. We have been down, we have withstood rallies,” said James, who was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line.