UPDATE: In response to numerous published reports today, the Miami Heat aren’t quite ready to say that Bosh will suit up tomorrow night. They’re instead listing the power forward as being “day-to-day”. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra denied a report saying forward Chris Bosh was ready to return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Spoelstra said Bosh’s status is ‘day-to-day,’ and it was premature to think he could be ready for Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics. The series is tied at 2. ‘Regarding Chris, there is a report out there that he’s ready to go,’ Spoelstra said. ‘His status is day-to-day. I know everything is heightened because of the playoffs.’”

Chris Bosh, having missed 9 consecutive games now due to an abdominal strain, is expected to suit up for the Miami Heat tomorrow night in Game 5. Per the Palm Beach Post: “Over the past three days, Bosh has had increasingly good workouts. He’s made progress in areas requiring him to make sudden movements, such as closing out on defense and turning in the post. After the Heat’s loss, ESPN.com reported that the team is planning to activate him for Game 5 on Tuesday, barring a setback. A source confirmed that report, adding that it was subject to an evaluation by Erik Spoelstra on Monday, even if the team does not practice. Will Bosh start? If he plays, you would think so, considering how Spoelstra has had to shuffle his lineup? How effective will he be? Is it a good idea? Those are tougher questions.”