It's still hours before the ball goes up in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Tuesday, and we have our most interesting tactical dilemma: What does Erik Spoelstra do with Chris Bosh in this series? Or, better put, what should he do? Bosh came off the bench in the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston after returning from a lengthy absence due to a strained abdominal muscle. His minutes and production improved with each game, and so did the Heat's performance. So while there's no doubt that, if anywhere near 100 percent, Bosh is a starting player for any team in the NBA -- even a team that has LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. But that's not the point. The point is, what gives the Heat the best chance of winning a championship over the next two weeks? And I believe Spoelstra will realize -- if he hasn't already -- that staying the course with Bosh coming off the bench is the way to go.
Chris Bosh should keep coming off bench in Finals for Miami Heat
CBS Sports | Jun 12