Heat rest Big Three in finale

Updated: April 26, 2012, 8:36 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- The Miami Heat sacrificed home-court advantage in the later stages of the playoffs so they could focus on getting their key players some rest and to let some minor injuries heal. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all sat out Thursday against the Washington Wizards in the season finale.

Overall, James has missed three of the past four games, Wade sat out seven of the past 12 games and missed nearly all of another game to handle a handful of minor injuries, and ...

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