Chris Bosh has been ruled for Game 6 at Indiana, but he remains hopeful he will be able to return if the Heat advance.
Bosh suffered an abdominal strain in Game 1 against the Pacers.
"I'm just hoping that everyone can keep doing what they're doing and extend the season," Bosh said on Wednesday. "I do have a chance to play again. That's the light at the end of the tunnel for me. That keeps me going every day."
Bosh says he is making significant process, but he hasn't resumed basketball activities. Bosh is working to strengthen his core and remain in shape by riding a stationary bike.
"You take it for granted how those little muscles in there play such a huge role in every single thing -- sitting down, getting up, turning, walking, talking, anything," Bosh said. "But it's gotten a lot better."
Miami is one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
"I've come a far way in a week," Bosh said. "I was kind of nervous initially but it wasn't the worst news I could have gotten. I just have to keep believing and stay mentally strong. I think I'm healing at a very fast rate right now."