Aggressive Bosh Helps Miami Heat Even Series With Spurs

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Jun 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) dunks in the first half against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Only two games in and this season’s NBA Finals has provided a wealth of stories. From the “electrical failure” in San Antonio’s AT&T Center to the Cramp Heard ‘Round the World. In Game 2, the Miami Heat responded to their critics by evening up the series, even if it wasn’t in convincing fashion. And while LeBron James’ torrid shooting dominated the stat lines, Chris Bosh – the Heat’s silent assassin – was proving how important a role he plays in Miami’s quest for a third consecutive championship.

His 18 points might not seem overwhelming but it was how he achieved most of them that was truly extraordinary. His strong drives to the basket exploited weaknesses in the Spurs’ defense and allowed other Heat players like James, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis to capitalize from the perimeter. And, ultimately, it was the perfect appetizer to set up the game’s deciding basket, a play in which Bosh didn’t need to score in order to make a difference. Here’s a look at Bosh’s 6 made field goals and their impact on the game.