Originally posted on CBS Boston:
BOSTON (CBS) – While Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett rest their ailing ankles on Friday night, the rest of the Boston Celtics will take on the Miami Heat — the best team in the NBA.
And while the Celtics are resting their star players with the postseason just four games away, the Heat will do no such thing.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — Miami’s own version of the Big 3 — will all suit up Friday night against Boston, and without the services of Pierce and Garnett, this one could get ugly for Boston fans.
But with the seventh seed in the East all but locked up for Boston, the outcome of Friday night’s tilt in Miami won’t matter to the Celtics. Instead, they are taking advantage of an opportunity to rest their aging stars and give younger players the opportunity to try…
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