James returns as Bosh, Wade sit out vs. Sixers

James returns as Bosh, Wade sit out vs. Sixers
April 6, 2013, 6:15 pm

LeBron James made his return to the Heat's starting lineup Saturday night against the Sixers.

James had missed the last three games as Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has worked to rest his players before Miami's upcoming playoff run. Spoelstra said prior to the game that James will likely play only limited minutes.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, other the other hand, are both out for the game.

This is the fourth straight game Wade (ankle) has missed. Bosh (knee) played in all three games James and Wade missed together. Saturday night marks only the fourth time Bosh has missed a game this season.

The Heat have won 30 of their last 32 games and are 3-1 since having their 27-game win streak snapped in Chicago on March 27. They're 2-1 with wins over San Antonio and Charlotte and a loss to New York in their three games without James and Wade.

Miami has won its last 14 regular season games vs. the Sixers.