Jun 12, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh (1) looks to drive against Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the second quarter of game one in the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Bosh starting is still uncertain for Game 2 of the NBA Finals


Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh did not start Game 1 of the NBA Finals and it is still uncertain if he will start Game 2.

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-94 in Game 1 while Bosh scored 10 points to go with five rebounds in 34 minutes off the bench.

Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday it’s more important that Bosh be put in positions to be aggressive than whether he’s on the court when the game starts. And Bosh is simply amused by all the interest his status is getting.

“I didn’t know it was such a big deal, the starting thing. I just thought people were happy to see me out there,” Bosh joked.

via ESPN.com

The Heat didn’t exactly miss Bosh as a starter in Game 1 since they jumped out to an early lead thanks to good floor spacing with their small lineup.

Bosh could still start with the Heat remaining small if he replaces Udonis Haslem as the starting center which would allow Shane Battier to continue starting.

The Heat are going to need more from Bosh to beat the Thunder in this series whether he starts or comes off the bench.

Spoelstra announced an hour before Game 1 that Bosh would be coming off the bench and he will likely make the announcement around the same time before Game 2 which tips at 9 p.m. EST on ABC tonight.

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