(AP) -- The Miami Heat resigned themselves to finishing with the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Considering their recent busy schedule and dominance over their likely first-round opponent, that may not have been a bad idea.
Miami closes its regular season Wednesday night against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.
Having home-court advantage throughout the East playoffs was still in play for the Heat (54-27) entering Monday's trip to Washington. But coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off, limited Dwyane Wade to 18 minutes and saw a mostly lackluster rotation get walloped, 114-93.