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Chris Bosh, Miami Heat: A+
Chris Bosh was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Miami Heat to win this game. He contributed in literally every area and proved to be the interior presence on the defensive end for Miami.
For the game, Bosh tallied 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists, four blocks and a steal on 6-of-8 shooting.
Bosh's presence was key during the third quarter, as Chicago failed to make a single two-point field goal. Although the Bulls were stroking it from distance, Bosh's defensive pressure was phenomenal.
During the first half, he was even better on offense. Bosh saw almost everything he put up hit the bottom of the net. He stepped out for mid-range looks and worked well out of the post for the Heat.
The credit will go where it always does, but Bosh was the player who led Miami to this win.
Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls: A+
Carlos Boozer was active and productive, making plays on the ball defensively and always seeming to be around the rim on either end. This led to countless tip shots and a quality punch between he and Nate Robinson.
With 16 points, 20 rebounds, three assists and two steals, Boozer did all he could to secure this win.
The knock on Boozer in this game is that his mid-range game was ineffective, as he converted just 5-of-14 from the field. This proved to be a disappointing truth, as the Bulls failed to muster offense from inside the three-point line.
They failed to make a two-point field goal during the entire the third quarter.
However, Boozer still dominated the glass and pulled down 20 rebounds. That includes six on the offensive glass, thus giving Chicago a chance to win this game.
The Bulls simply felt the absence of Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose.