Apr 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) brings the ball up court against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat to rest players over final two games


The Miami Heat have the second seed pretty much locked up, and to prepare for the playoffs they could be looking to rest their key players over the final two games according to ESPN’s TrueHoop blog Heat Index.

From ESPN’s Heat Index:

Anticipating the likelihood of being the No. 2 seed after Sunday’s developments in Indiana, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is expected to shift some primary rotation players into rest mode for Monday’s game and Wednesday’s season finale against Philadelphia.

Heat center Chris Bosh went on to call the season a grind but wasn’t willing to commit to players being rested. It reiterates a point from Dwyane Wade who said that the Heat are trying to win the final two games and get in a rhythm heading into the playoffs.

“It’s been a hell of a grind this year,” Bosh said. “You just have to hang in there and do what you’re supposed to do. It’s been relentless and brutal. You take the wins you can get. When you lose, you just move on. I don’t know, man [about taking games off]. Every time you think you know, something changes. So I’m not going to try to act like I know what’s going on tomorrow or the day after. I’m just going to take it as it goes.”

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Miami Heat

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    “relentless and brutal”, i hope Bosh was referring to his and a
    few of his teammates play on the court. Wade and Bosh needs to
    understand… 2 games will not make a difference….. you slugs had an 80 game
    season to get in rhythm… the only one who deserves a rest is Lebron
    and if the heat does not win this year , you can look in the direction of
    Bosh, Coles, Chalmers, Allen, Battier…. it seems like Bosh has already given up on the season. I agree with resting players, sometime the mind get fatigued and the body produces subpar results… this is the first smart move by G.M and coach this season