The No. 2 seed Miami Heat took a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series after beating the No. 7 seed Philadelphia 76ers, 97-89, on April 16 at US Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla.

Heat star forward Chris Bosh hadn’t played in a playoffs game since 2007, but he showed no postseason rust, leading Miami with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Fellow superstar LeBron James, who joined Bosh in coming to Miami this season in quest of a championship, added his own double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. But the win wasn’t sealed until veteran Heat star Dwyane Wade checked in from off the bench in the last minutes to direct Miami’s offense from the point guard position.

“I was just reading the game, getting off the ball a lot, just trying to read how they defended me so at that moment I thought I would get a little aggressive,” said Wade, who finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The 76ers held a double-digit lead early in the first quarter and even took a small lead early in fourth quarter. But they couldn’t score key buckets in the final minutes as the Heat ran away with the win. Thaddeus Young led Philly with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday followed with 19 and Elton Brand added 17.

Miami will host the 76ers in Game 2 on Monday night April 18.