James sits out Heat-Spurs preseason game

LeBron James missed Miami’s preseason game against San Antonio
on Saturday night, sitting out in favor of rest and
maintenance.

James had played in all five of the previous Heat exhibitions
this fall. He said there was no injury concern, adding, ”it’s OK
for LeBron to take one off.”

The Heat have two games next week before wrapping up the
preseason schedule. James said he expects to play Wednesday when
Miami visits New Orleans, and suggested that he would not play in
the exhibition finale at home against Brooklyn on Friday.

James Jones started in James’ place, along with other regular
Miami starters Udonis Haslem, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Mario
Chalmers.