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Bosh expects to come off bench again

6/9/2012

Chris Bosh said at the Heat's shootaround that he'll be coming off the bench again for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. From ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst:

Bosh said he's expects to stay in a reserve role Saturday for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, even though he's been back from an abdominal strain for the past two contests.

"I think we have a good thing going right now and I'll continue to come off the bench as long as it's good," Bosh said. "I'm going to have my time out there with certain lineups, and that's not going to change my approach and how I do things."

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra did not reveal his starting lineup and likely won't make it official until about an hour before tipoff. Udonis Haslem has started at center the past two games, one of five starters Spoelstra has used at center during the postseason.

"Starting is irrelevant, totally irrelevant," Bosh said. "I think it'll be irrelevant for as long as we're playing. 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."

Bosh played 28 minutes off the bench Thursday in Game 6, twice the amount he played in Game 5 when he made his return after missing three weeks and nine playoff games.