Heat rest stars with No. 1 seed open

Updated: April 14, 2014, 9:36 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- Miami Heat forwards LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sit out of Monday's game against the Washington Wizards for rest.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said James will benefit from the night off to deal with some minor injuries as Miami prepares for the start of the playoffs this weekend.

James has been dealing with periodic back soreness throughout the season and recently aggravated an ankle sprain. It will be just the third game of the season James has missed, with ...

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