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NBA Playoffs 2012, Heat Vs. Celtics: Miami Advances To NBA Finals For Second Straight Year

Behind a game-high 31 points from LeBron James, including 11 in the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat topped the Boston Celtics in Game 7 on Saturday night, 101-88.

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Chris Bosh Injury Update: Heat Forward Is A Game-Time Decision For Game 5

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will be a game time decision for Game 5 on Tuesday night according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Bosh has been missing in action since pulling an abdominal muscle in the team's Eastern Conference series against the Indiana Pacers. The hope is that if Bosh will come back, his size and inside presence will assist the Heat in snapping out of the funk that has cost the Heat two straight games against the Celtics. If not, the Heat cannot let his absence effect them negatively, or else they will have their backs to the wall.

Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. For more analysis and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. Visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston for the opponent's perspective during the series. For all your Conference Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.


Chris Bosh Injury: Heat Forward Could Return For Game 5

The Miami Heat just might have a powerful reinforcement in their lineup this week in the form of Chris Bosh. The injured forward could be a game-time decision when the Heat host the Boston Celtics for Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night, ESPN's Tom Haberstroh said on Monday morning.

Bosh's return could be big for the Heat, obviously. Many expected the team to struggle without the forward, but the duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have managed to carry much of the load, with key contributions from other members of the team.

Haberstroh expects Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to discuss Bosh's status on Monday afternoon.

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

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