Chris Bosh Will Not Start For Heat Vs. Celtics In Game 6

Chris Bosh made a triumphant-ish return to the court for the Miami Heat in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, with nine points and seven rebounds in just 11 minutes of play. But the Heat forward, who is still recovering from an abdominal strain suffered in Game 1 of the Miami's Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Indiana Pacers, will not start in Game 6 against the Celtics, the team announced late Thursday. LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, and Shane Battier will start at the three frontcourt positions for the Heat.

Bosh's individual contributions in Game 5 look more impressive on paper than when viewed in context of the team's performance. Bosh earned a -12 in his time on the floor, which came partly during Miami's glacier-cold run in the second and third quarters, when the Heat scored just 36 points total.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Celtics, check out CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston.

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