Heat resting up before return to East finals
Friday, May 25, 2012
MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh remains sidelined, and just about everyone else on the Miami Heat seems to be dealing with at least some minor aches and pains.
An extra day of rest doesn't sound like much, but it means plenty right now to the Heat.
Now halfway to their goal of an NBA championship, the Heat took a welcomed -- and needed -- off day on Friday, after closing out their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup with the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.
The East finals open Monday in Miami against either Philadelphia or Boston, teams that will settle their second-round series with a Game 7 on Saturday night.
Heat forward LeBron James says the reigning East champs will "take advantage" of the short break.