Bosh Eager to Play in Series Against Pacers
The Miami Heat had to do it without Chris Bosh last year. They really might need him this time.
The Heat found out Saturday night they will have face Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals, which start Wednesday at American Airlines Arena. The Pacers advanced with a 106-99 win over the New York Knicks to win their East semifinal 4-2.
The Heat ousted Indiana 4-2 last year in a contentious East semifinal. They mostly had to do it without Bosh, who was lost for the series after suffering an abdominal strain late in the first half of Game 1.
But Bosh, who ended up missing nine overall playoff games last spring, has been healthy this postseason. And the Heat certainly will need the center against the big Pacers.
“I was really looking forward to that series and I didn’t get to play,’’ Bosh said of last year. “Hopefully, this time around I hope I can stay healthy and just put my imprint on this series like I wanted to last year.’’