A: But he did just that on Wednesday night, when he took a look at Roger Mason Jr. with the starters and with Rashard Lewis with the second unit. To a degree, I think Erik Spoelstra should get credit for those moves, instead of simply going back to James Jones as the emergency starter or, as some seem to believe, utilizing the people's choice in Michael Beasley ahead of Lewis. It is far better to fail with something creative now than to be forced to go with something unknown later. This is the perfect time to mix and match. He did that with Mason and Lewis on Wednesday night. And lessons were learned.
A: I believe the "rest" will and should come when needed, not based on opponent or the schedule. If Dwyane Wade or LeBron James or anyone else say they don't feel right, then the opponent shouldn't matter during the regular season; they should sit that night. And I believe that is the approach Spoelstra will take.
Q: I figured it out: The Heat threw the game against the 76ers because they want the 76ers' first rounder for the Arnett Moultrie deal. -- Jeremy., Hollywood.
A: I can't believe it took a full day for someone to figure that out. The 76ers making the playoffs would be an NBA Draft best-case scenario for the Heat (it also won't be happening).