When Chris Bosh steps onto the court on Saturday it will be his first action since April 16.

Bosh missed the Heat's final six games because of a strained left hamstring. On Thursday, he seemed slightly concerned about how he would respond in the opening round of the playoffs after missing so much time. In his final two games of the regular season, Bosh averaged a double-double in points and rebounds.

"I've been trying to keep my mental focus sharp," Bosh said. "That's been my challenge and it will continue to be my challenge.

"It could be an easy thing to just start worrying and why is this happening and what's going on but I've just been trying to stay focused and prepare for the first round as best as possible."

While he hasn't played in 12 days, Bosh hasn't been completely idle. He began practicing with the Heat this week and on Thursday did full-court sprints alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.