chris bosh

Miami Heat power forward/center Chris Bosh likely will miss the remainder of the playoff series against the Indiana Pacers and possibly more time after an MRI confirmed he strained an abdominal muscle during Sunday’s Game 1 victory.

“Our team is going to be successful, and whether I’m playing or not I’m still going to be a part of that,” Bosh said Monday, a practice day for the Heat. “I just have to make sure that I support them any kind of way and, you know, this season has to be extended for me to play again.”

The Heat placed no timetable on a return for Bosh, who sustained the injury with a minute left in the first half when he drove the lane and dunked against Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Bosh, who also drew a foul on Hibbert, fell to his knees when he landed and reached for the right side of his lower abdomen.

– Reported by the Miami Herald