WASHINGTON -- Choosing rest for the playoffs over the pursuit of a top seed, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off Monday against the Washington Wizards. Ricardo Oliveira Jersey . Spoelstra said James was dealing with "the residual of a long season." "Just where we are right now, hes dealing with some minor ailments," Spoelstra said. "Nothing thats significant enough that will keep him out. Same thing with Chris. We made this decision and everyone else is ready to go. Everything is day by day." James has made a routine of sitting out the end of the regular season since joining the Heat. He missed the final game in 2011 and the last two games in both 2012 and 2013. The Heat have been competing with the Indiana Pacers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but the Pacers trimmed their magic number to one with a win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. Miami could claim first place only with wins over Washington on Monday and Philadelphia on Wednesday, along with a loss by Indiana to Orlando on Wednesday. The Heat are expected to open their first-round playoff series at home this weekend. Spoelstra, as he has during the seasons homestretch, again downplayed the pursuit the top seed. "No matter whos playing, all we can do is focus on us," he said. The Heat were also without Greg Oden, who did not make the trip to D.C. because of a stomach virus. Dwyane Wade, who recently returned after missing nine games with a sore right hamstring, was listed in the starting lineup. Weverton Jersey . "Well over 50 (per cent)," coach Claude Noel said Tuesday after practice, where the Jets were looking at ways to cut down the scoring chances theyve been giving away. 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So naturally, in an attempt to come up with a fresh topic about the Ottawa Senators, I am going to start with a piece about their goaltending.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Derrick Rose spent way too much time sitting and watching the last two seasons.Yet he wasnt bummed at all about playing just 7 minutes of the second half in his long-awaited return.It was real fun being on the bench, he said, being able to laugh, talk basketball to your teammates whenever they come back to the sideline.Not to mention check out a team he says can be scary.Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Rose scored 13 points and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fishers first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night.Reserve Taj Gibson finished with 22 points to lead the Bulls, who with a wealth of frontcourt depth didnt even need a big night from Rose. The former MVP took only seven shots and had five assists in 21 minutes in a game Chicago led by as much as 35.I think its a lot of pressure off his shoulders because we have, I think, a variety of weapons, so he doesnt have that pressure on himself to be able to score and force things, Gasol said.Carmelo Anthony had 14 points for the Knicks, who wont have it any easier in the second half of their season-opening, back-to-back. They visit the Cavaliers, the other Eastern Conference favourite, on Thursday in the first game since LeBron James returned to Cleveland.Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed, Anthony said. We will get better. I believe that. I know that and we have another shot at it tomorrow night.The Knicks, running the triangle offence that Fisher played in under Knicks president Phil Jackson, shot 36.5 per cent. They were missing starting point guard Jose Calderon, who was a late scratch because of a strained right calf. Shane Larkin made his first career start.Were going somewhere, but at the beginning of where were going its going to be difficult to get wins, Fisher said. We have to fight really, really hard to win games.Gasol, the former Lakers star signed by the Bulls this summer after they failed to land Anthony, shot 7 of 11 from the field. His presence, along wiith Roses health, could give the Bulls a chance for their first championship since Jackson coached them to six when Michael Jordan was in Chicago. Fernandinho Jersey. Rose missed the 2012-13 season after tearing his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs. He returned last season and hit the go-ahead shot to beat the Knicks on Halloween in Chicagos home opener, but was lost again for the season when he tore cartilage in the other knee in November.He showed a few flashes of his vaunted quickness but there often wasnt need for it. The better options for the Bulls were to just pound it inside to Gasol and Gibson, who combined to make 17 of 23 shots as Chicago shot 51 per cent.When things run smooth like the way they were running tonight, I think everyone got a look at our whole entire team and they saw how deep we are, Rose said.The Knicks led most of the first quarter as Amare Stoudemire hit his first four shots, but Chicago scored the final eight of the period to lead 24-20. Gibson then scored 10 in the second as the Bulls took a 53-43 advantage to halftime, and it was never close in a second half that featured the Knicks hearing some boos from the home fans.TIP-INSBulls: Doug McDermott, the nations leading scorer at Creighton last season, had 12 points in his NBA debut. ... Jimmy Butler missed the game with a sprained left thumb. He tied Anthony last season for the NBA lead with 38.7 minutes per game. ... Coach Tom Thibodeau didnt want to talk much about the Bulls attempt to sign Anthony over the summer, saying both sides had moved on.Knicks: Fisher said Calderon had discomfort after his pregame workout. Andrea Bargnani, who may have started in the frontcourt if healthy, remains out with a strained right hamstring.STAT STARTSStoudemire started after coming off the bench in all but one preseason game. He had 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.UP NEXTBulls: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Knicks: At Cleveland on Thursday night.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '