Brook Lopez

Resting regulars a topic on the final day of NBA season

On the final night of the regular season, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rested. So did fellow playoff-bound stars such as DeMar DeRozan, Draymond Green, John Wall, Paul Millsap and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

For them, the second season awaits.

For others, it was just a night off before a lot more nights off.

A season that had plenty of debate about players missing games to rest got another layer of it in Wednesday's round of finales.

Brooklyn sat six players for its finale in Chicago, a decision that raised some eyebrows in Miami — since the Heat needed a win by either the Nets or Atlanta (in Indiana) to have a shot at reaching the postseason.

The Nets...

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