Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (center) celebrates with center Chris Bosh (right) and guard Dwyane Wade (left) against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Trying To Stay Rested Without Getting Rusty


Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (right) greets guard Dwyane Wade (left) after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (right) greets guard Dwyane Wade (left) after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are struggling through some first world problems as while they were the first team to sweep through the first round and advance, they’re going to be waiting a while before they find out who they are playing. The earliest the Heat can find out their opponent for the Conference Semifinals is Friday night when the Nets and Raptors tip off Game 6 of their series.

Miami will be getting the winner of that series which currently has the Raptors up 3-2 and a game away from bouncing the aged Nets from the playoffs. But Brooklyn may not go quietly and could force a Game 7 which means the Heat would wait until the weekend to find out their opponent.

This all seems like the wrong thing to get antsy about as many fans and players would kill to be in the situation the Heat are in. But the Heat are trying to stay fresh over their long break as the last thing they need is rust to build up and catch them off guard against a Raptors teams oozing with spunk or a Nets team that has been zeroing in on the target they placed on the Heat’s back back in June.

[h/t: Miami Herald]

 

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