Bosh, Wade set early tone for Miami

Jun 17, 2012, 10:26 IST | AFP

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade answered the bell for the Miami Heat who bounced back from a disappointing loss in the NBA finals opener with a gritty 100-96 victory in game two on Thursday.

Bosh returned to his familiar starting role as the Heat built a 17-point lead in the first quarter then held off a late charge by the Oklahoma City Thunder to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

Chris Bosh

It was the first start for the 28-year-old Bosh since mid-May. Bosh had to come off the bench for the previous four post-season games as he eased his way back into the line-up from an abdominal strain that caused him to miss nine playoff games. 

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