With their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics tied at two games apiece, there's been a lot of speculation that the Miami Heat would allow star forward Chris Bosh to return from a groin injury to play in Tuesday's Game 5. A report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst suggested the Heat are hoping to activate Bosh before Game 5, assuming he has no setbacks.
However, coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters on Monday that the ESPN report was premature.
I asked Erik Spoelstra if there's any chance Chris Bosh could be a game-time decision tomorrow: "I think it's too early to even go there.''— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) June 4, 2012
Bosh has been out of action since landing awkwardly after a slam dunk in Game 1 of the Heat's second-round series against the Indiana Pacers. At the time, Bosh said the season "had to be extended" for him to play again this season, but that was also when the Heat were struggling against the Pacers.