Posted: Saturday April 21, 2012 6:39 PM

James, Bosh held out of Heat-Wizards game

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MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James is sitting out the Miami Heat's game against Washington.

Chris Bosh is being held out for the third game in a row Saturday, but Dwyane Wade is in the starting lineup.

James and Bosh were rested to ensure they're healthy for the start of the playoffs.

Coach Erik Spoelstra says James is treating some minor bumps and bruises but feeling fine. The game is only the second he has missed this season.

Bosh has been dealing with minor ailments, and the Heat hope to have him back before the end of the regular season Thursday.

Center Ronny Turiaf sat out with a sore hamstring. The Heat went into Saturday's game chasing Chicago for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

 
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