chris bosh

When it came to an opponent for their Eastern Conference finals series that opens Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat knew a definitive answer would be forthcoming in Saturday night’s Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers Game 7.

When it comes to the status of Chris Bosh, nothing is a given, with the All-Star power forward still listed as being out indefinitely with the lower-abdominal strain sustained in the first half of Game 1 of the Heat’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers.

Asked for clarity regarding Bosh, coach Erik Spoelstra was practically apologetic after Saturday’s practice.

“Not trying to be coy,” Spoelstra said, “he has to heal first, rehab.”

– Reported by Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel