Heat, Celtics rest starters

The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are taking no chances with

some key starters as the playoffs approach.

The Heat were without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh

when they visited the Celtics on Tuesday in the second-to-last game

of the regular season.

Bosh didn’t dress again because of a left hamstring strain.

James and Wade were still in warmups and didn’t come to the bench

until after the starting lineups were announced.

The Celtics were playing without Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and

Rajon Rondo. Boston coach Doc Rivers says Allen was out already

with bone spurs, Rondo has a sore back an Garnett’s hip flexor has

been bothering him.