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Bosh replaces Haslem in Heat starting lineup

- Associated Press - Thursday, June 14, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - All-Star forward Chris Bosh is back in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat.

After coming off the bench in the first four games since returning from an abdominal injury, Bosh was back in the starting lineup for Miami for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

He replaced Udonis Haslem. The rest of Miami's starting five is LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier.

Bosh had started every game he played in throughout the regular season and the playoffs before missing nine games with a strained lower abdominal muscle during the Eastern Conference semifinals and finals.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said after Bosh scored 10 points off the bench in Game 1 that the Heat "need more from him offensively."

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