Posted June 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Bosh has watched the birth of his son, collapsed to the court in agony with a strained abdominal muscle, seen his team sputter many times during nine games without him, then dealt with the death of a masseuse who was stricken at his home. And all since this Miami Heat playoff run began. ''I think about those things every day,'' Bosh said. His run of emotional ebbs and flows in recent weeks is on the upswing again. He's returning to the NBA finals, and if the Heat are going to win it this time Bosh likely will have to play a major role when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder starting on Tuesday night. His importance is unquestioned, at least by the Heat. Where he exactly fits in the rotation these days, that's still in some doubt. Bosh says it's ''irrelevant'' as long as he's getting minutes. He didn't start any of the three games he played in the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. But with the ser...

Heat's Spoelstra mum on whether Bosh's will start for Game 1 of NBA Finals

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<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">After falling 3-2 to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Miami was feeling the, pardon the pun, heat.  <span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">All...
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