MIAMI — The Miami Heat was forced to make adjustment to the starting line-up to compensate for the injured Chris Bosh.
Bosh suffered a strained abdominal muscle in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series win against the Indiana Pacers and is out for the rest of series.
Ronny Turiaf has been recruited to step in and possibly filled that gap, which will be vital to the Heat chances for returning to the final.
Turiaf, although happy to get the chance to play, was hoping that it would have been a different situation.
“I’m still not happy about the situation, because it’s at the expense of the team, somebody that’s a big vital part of what we do,” Turiaf said.
“That’s why I’m not happy about the situation. So the situation happened — bam, OK, it happened. Now it’s time to just step up to the challenge.”
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra did also confirmed that he would have to change somethings up.
“Everything’s on the table now,” Spoelstra said. “The dynamic changes. That’s what I told the team.
“And we have to be able to use our versatility when we see fit and that could change. This is the playoffs. We don’t have a lot of time to tinker.”