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Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh to rest Wednesday vs. Raptors

Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 10: Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat react against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 10, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2011 (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Thursday night the Miami Heat have a showdown with the Chicago Bulls. If the Heat have dreams of catching the Bulls for the top seed in the East, that is a must win game. Plus, they could use the confidence boost after the Bulls’ bench beat them in overtime a week ago.

To rest of for that game, the Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will not play against the Raptors Wednesday, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

If you’re saying to yourself “it’s just the Raptors, the Heat will cruise” remember that it took LeBron James owning the fourth quarter, scoring the final 17 points of the game, for the Heat to beat the Nets just two nights ago.

Winderman adds that the Bulls are expected to go without Derrick Rose and Luol Deng Wednesday against the lowly Bobcats to make sure they are right for the Heat.