WASHINGTON -

The Miami Heat will rest players in Washington.

LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sit, while Dwayne will likely be back in the lineup for a second night in a row tonight vs the Wizards.

Miami has good reason to get key players rest.

Indiana has nearly clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

In order for Miami to overtake the Pacers, the Heat must win both of their final two games and have Indiana lose Wednesday night in Orlando.

There might be incentive for the Heat to want the number 2 seed.

If they finish second, the Heat would likely face the Bobcats in the first round and the winner of Washington/Toronto in the second round.

That would allow the Heat to avoid facing the winner of a potential Brooklyn/Chicago matchup.

LeBron James has hinted that he could use a little rest before the Playoffs start this weekend.