June 7, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh (1) reacts during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Bosh will not start Game 1 of the NBA Finals


Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh will come off the bench in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight in Oklahoma City.

Erik Spoelstra has elected to continue with the same starting lineup from Game 7 against Boston, starting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem.

Bosh had 19 points and eight rebounds coming off the bench in Game 7 and went 8-of-10 from the field.

The Thunder will have to take advantage of their size with their starting lineup.

Serge Ibaka will likely be matched up with Battier on defense which will make it hard for him to help off and go for shot blocks.

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