Heat Vs. Celtics: Chris Bosh Out for Game 4

LeBron James said Friday that the Heat would prepare for Game 4 like Chris Bosh wasn't playing. Good thing they did, because Bosh won't return from injury on Sunday night when the Celtics attempt to even the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.


Preview: Heat Vs. Celtics Game 4 At A Glance

ESPN.com's Michael Wallace has some quotes from Heat practice:

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Bosh won't play Sunday and reiterated the All-Star forward has not yet advanced far enough in his recovery from an abdominal strain to gauge when he might be available for game action.

"I'm not thinking about Chris today -- I'm not," Spoelstra said before the Heat's practice at TD Garden. "He's not on my mind. And I love you, Chris, but I'm focused on Sunday. That's where all of my energies are focused right now."

The initial diagnosis on Bosh was that he could return in time for some part the Eastern Conference Finals. Right now it looks like one of the following is true:

a) Bosh is not close to a return
b) Spoelstra is not going to share much about Bosh's status with the media
c) The Heat have no idea when Bosh is coming back
d) Perhaps all of the above

Game 4 tips off on Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN.

For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.

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