June 1, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh (left) sits on the bench during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Bosh injury update: expected to return for Game 5


Chris Bosh hasn’t played since Game 1 of the Indiana Pacers series for the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in overtime in Game 4 in Boston and with the Eastern Conference Finals now tied 2-2, Bosh is expected to return for Game 5 in Miami.

 

According to multiple sources, the Heat are hoping to activate Chris Bosh for Tuesday’s Game 5 if he doesn’t suffer a setback in workouts over the next two days. Bosh declined to discuss his status following the Heat’s 93-91 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, which tied the series at 2-2.

via ESPN’s Brian Windhorst

After losing their first two games without Bosh to Indiana, Miami went on to win their next five.

LeBron James took his game to another level playing a lot more of the power forward position during that time.

The Heat have looked vulnerable without Bosh in the two games in Boston with Rajon Rondo attacking the paint with ease and Kevin Garnett having big games as well.

The Heat will certainly need a healthy Bosh to win a title this year. We will see what Bosh looks like for Game 5. If he is back to looking 100 percent, people might start talking about the Heat as the team to beat again.

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