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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra explained the reasoning for centers Joel Anthony and Ronny Turiaf not playing in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Spoelstra said Anthony sat for “situational” reasons while Turiaf is nursing a strained right groin. Turiaf’s status is day-to-day.

Anthony may not play again in Thursday’s must-win Game 6 in Boston, with Chris Bosh back in the lineup.

If Bosh does start at center in Game 6, it would make him the Heat’s fourth different starting center in as many games.

– Reported by theĀ South Florida Sun-Sentinel