Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was in uniform for
Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston on Tuesday.
Bosh has been sidelined since Game 1 of the East semifinals against Indiana
because of a strained lower abdominal muscle.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday that Bosh was making "significant
progress" and after Tuesday's shootaround indicated that a decision would come
before the start of Game 5.
The decision appears to have been made, as Bosh was in the warmup line just
minutes before Tuesday's tip-off. He will not be in the starting lineup, but
will see playing time.
In six playoff games, Bosh has averaged 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. He
averaged 18.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 57 regular-season games.
The Heat and Celtics enter Game 5 of the best-of-seven series tied at two wins
apiece. Each has won twice at home.
Prior to the game, Bosh released a statement regarding the passing of a
massage therapist that he and his wife, Adrienne, used for a period of time.
The masseuse, whose name was not released, fainted after arriving at Bosh's
home on Monday night and lost consciousness.
She passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly thereafter.
"Our hearts go out to her family. We are very sorry for their loss," the
Bosh's said in their statement.
The Sports Network