Can HEAT Adjust to Chris Bosh’s Return?
For three of the four games in the Eastern Conference finals, the Boston Celtics have been comfortable. Most of the time, they’ve been in control of themselves, and also of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
The Miami Heat’s dynamic duo formed a two-man wrecking crew in Game 1, but since then, the Celtics have kept the damage manageable. As the series shifts back to Miami for Game 5 on Tuesday night, tied 2-2, the back story that has been hanging around will arrive at a tipping point: Assuming Chris Bosh is ready to return from a strained abdominal muscle suffered May 13 against the Pacers, what difference will it make?
The only easy answer is, there are no guarantees.
No guarantee Bosh will be effective, mobile and durable enough. And no guarantee that, after nine games without Bosh, James and Wade will be able to seamlessly adjust to life with him back on the floor.