Heat to play James, Wade and Bosh vs. Celtics

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters -- including Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel -- that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will all suit up tonight for the team's contest against the Boston Celtics.


Winderman notes that the Heat will be without Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier tonight, while the Celtics are listing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce out due to left ankle injuries.

Wade had said earlier in the week that he was planning on returning Friday, but it was unclear if James and Bosh would see the court. All three will play against the depleted Celtics tonight, but they don't figure to see a full share of minutes considering Miami has wrapped up the top record in the NBA.

While the Celtics are masking sitting Garnett and Pierce with the label of an injury, this is all about getting players rest prior to the playoffs.

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