Chris Bosh Out for Game 4

by June 03, 2012

The Heat could certainly use the return of Chris Bosh, what with Kevin Garnett dominating the paint and Miami in serious need of another scorer on offense. Won’t be happening in Game 4, though, ESPN reports: “If the Miami Heat have a secret weapon to unleash for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics, it won’t be Chris Bosh. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Bosh won’t play Sunday and reiterated the All-Star forward has not yet advanced far enough in his recovery from an abdominal strain to gauge when he might be available for game action. ‘I’m not thinking about Chris today — I’m not,’ Spoelstra said before the Heat’s practice at TD Garden. ‘He’s not on my mind. And I love you, Chris, but I’m focused on Sunday. That’s where all of my energies are focused right now.’ The Heat have a 2-1 lead in the series, but are coming off Friday’s 101-91 loss to Boston. The Celtics exposed the Heat’s lack of interior depth by pounding the ball inside to Kevin Garnett, who finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Boston scored 58 points in the paint, its most in a playoff game since 2008.”