The circle of life had Chris Bosh circling back Saturday to New York, in a playoff whirlwind that also has provided perspective amid a challenging season for the Miami Heat power forward.

After leaving the team Friday morning for Miami, where he spent the day with his newborn son and wife, Bosh left Miami on Saturday morning in time to participate in the Heat's afternoon practice at Madison Square Garden.

For Bosh, it has now been five flights between the two cities since Wednesday evening, with one more to come after Sunday's 3:30 p.m. Game 4 of this best-of-seven, opening-round NBA playoff series against the Knicks, which the Heat leads 3-0.

Bosh previously missed three games during the regular season following the death of his grandmother.

"The difficulty with my grandma passing right after the All-Star break," he said, "and then it's funny how things just work, the circle of life. Death brings life and I was able to bring our son into it."