Chris Bosh Injury: Forward Could Play, But Won't Start For Miami In Game 5

Though he's a game-time decision and could very well play for the Miami Heat in Game 5 tonight against the Boston Celtics, forward Chris Bosh won't be in the starting lineup, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Spoelstra told reporters that Bosh will go through a normal pre-game workout routine before a decision is made. Either way, he won't start.

If Bosh does play, Spoelstra said, it would be in "short bursts" and that he would play a "small role."

The 6-foot-11 forward suffered a lower abdominal strain during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifials against the Indiana Pacers and has been sidelined for the nine games since. He has been rehabbing in the meanwhile.

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.

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