Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: Chris Bosh a “game-time decision” for Game 5
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra officially ruled Chris Bosh a game-time decision for tonight’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, according to a series of tweets by media members.
Chris Bosh (lower abdominal strain) is a gametime decision for Game 5 tonight vs. Boston. "We'll let you know tonight," Spoelstra said.—
Jeff Zillgitt (@usat_jzillgitt) June 05, 2012
gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) June 05, 2012
As expected, Bosh listed by Erik Spoelstra as a "game-time decision." He went through shootaround this morning, a sign of what is to follow.—
Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 05, 2012
Bosh has been out since injuring his abdominal in Game 1 of Miami’s second-round series with the Indiana Pacers. Miami looked strong at the start of its series with Boston but then dropped both games on the road, allowing the Celtics to tie the series at two games apiece.
Spoelstra said Bosh has been doing “basketball work” over the past week, according to reports. If Bosh returns tonight, Miami will need to integrate him back into the lineup without any cushion in the series. “If it happens, that’s a much easier challenge and something we would look forward to,” Spoelstra said of Bosh’s return, according to Fox Sports’ Chris Tomasson. “… It’s an easier challenge to assimilate him because of his skill level.”