MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are returning to the Miami lineup, and Tyson Chandler is starting for New York when the Heat and Knicks meet Saturday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Wade has been out with a dislocated left index finger, and Bosh missed the season’s final six games with a strained right hamstring. Chandler sat out the Knicks’ practice in Miami on Friday because of flu-like symptoms.
Miami listed Wade, Bosh, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers as starters. New York countered with Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Baron Davis and Chandler.
Miami’s inactive players for Game 1 were Eddy Curry and Terrel Harris. New York’s were Jeremy Lin and Toney Douglas, who has been battling a virus in recent days.