Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
Overall Game Grade: A
Chris Bosh was by far the Miami Heat's most productive player in the first half, as he filled up the stat sheet.
In 17 first half minutes, Bosh scored 16 points, hauled in three rebounds and dished out two assists while shooting 85 percent from the floor.
The one negative aspect of Bosh's first half was the four turnovers he committed, but he did enough to make up for those blunders.
Bosh ended the first half with plus-three differential.
The ex-Toronto Raptor also scored more points in the first half against the Phoenix Suns (16), than he scored in the entire game in the previous contest against the Denver Nuggets (14).
Bosh has clearly improved his range with his jump shot since his arrival to Miami, which has only made the Heat more dangerous offensively.
When Bosh is on his game and stretching the floor offensively, the Heat will be very difficult to stop once Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are back to full strength.
In a way, Bosh is the most important member of Miami's "Big Three" because his performance tends to be more inconsistent than those turned in by LeBron or Wade.
When Wade or LeBron do miss time, Bosh typically steps up and fills the void, and he did so once again against the Phoenix Suns.
Bosh finished the game with 24 points, nine boards, three assists and two blocks, while converting on nine of his 11 attempts.
The only flaw in Bosh's performance was his five turnovers, although four of them came in the first half.
If Bosh had taken care of the ball better in the first half, then he would have received an "A+".