Bill Carey
Tuesday June 5th, 2012

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra officially ruled Chris Bosh a game-time decision for tonight's Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, according to a series of tweets by media members.

[tweet https://twitter.com/usat_jzillgitt/status/210039942217338882]

[tweet https://twitter.com/GwashNBAGlobe/status/210040002208468992]

[tweet https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/210040152242921472]

Bosh has been out since injuring his abdominal in Game 1 of Miami's second-round series with the Indiana Pacers. Miami looked strong at the start of its series with Boston but then dropped both games on the road, allowing the Celtics to tie the series at two games apiece. Spoelstra said Bosh has been doing "basketball work" over the past week, according to reports. If Bosh returns tonight, Miami will need to integrate him back into the lineup without any cushion in the series. "If it happens, that's a much easier challenge and something we would look forward to," Spoelstra said of Bosh's return, according to Fox Sports' Chris Tomasson. "... It's an easier challenge to assimilate him because of his skill level."

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