Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller sit

Updated: April 13, 2012, 10:28 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller sat out Friday's 105-82 win against the league-worst Charlotte Bobcats as part of what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a "maintenance program" to help them recover from nagging injuries.

Wade, the Heat's second-leading scorer behind LeBron James, missed his 12th game of the season. He has been slowed recently by knee and ankle injuries that forced him out of two games. Miller, who has missed 26 games this season for various injuries, also is dealing with ankle soreness.

Spoelstra, as he's done a few times this season, denied Wade's absence means he's resting. Spoelstra insists Wade is recovering from injuries, which include a sprained ankle.

The Heat also were without power forward Udonis Haslem, who is recovering from a stomach virus and did not play in the second half of Thursday's overtime road loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Wade and Miller both played against the Bulls, but Spoelstra revealed Friday the two players will be monitored over the final two weeks of the regular season to ensure they enter the playoffs as healthy as possible. Wade is averaging 22.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Miller, one of the league's top three-point shooters, is averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes off the bench.

"It's more of a maintenance program for the two of them," Spoelstra said before Friday's game. "Both are a little bit sore coming off (Thursday) night. (It's) a little bit too quick of a turnaround for them. Hopefully both of them will be ready to go for Sunday."

The Heat travel to face the New York Knicks on Sunday as part of a stretch when they play six games in eight days. Miami started James Jones Friday at shooting guard to replace Wade.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.