MIAMI (AP) -- Starting, not starting, it's irrelevant to Chris Bosh right now. He's just happy to be playing again.
Bosh said Saturday that he is planning to come off the bench for the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, the same role he had in the last two games of the series.
Bosh missed nine games with a strained lower abdominal muscle, after getting hurt in the opening game of Miami's second-round series against Indiana. Bosh played 14 minutes in Game 5 against the Celtics, then played 28 in Game 6 -- and Miami outscored Boston by 16 points when he was on the floor in that season-saving victory.
"I think it'll be irrelevant for as long as we're playing," Bosh said Saturday when asked if the start-or-not issue affects him. "It really doesn't matter for me. I just want to be out there and as long as I get to play, it doesn't matter. I think we have a good thing going right now and I'll continue to come off the bench as long as it's ...