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    MIAMI -- After taking part in in the Miami Heat's very first five preseason
    LeBron James sat out Saturday night's 121-96 victory more than the San Antonio
    Spurs to rest.James advised reporters he would sit about an hour before the
    scheduled start of the game. It was the first time the teams have met because
    Miami defeated San Antonio in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last June.HEAT INDEXThe
    defending champs are striving to three-peat
    The Heat Index.James mentioned the choice to sit was portion of the team's
    "maintenance" procedure. Heat teammate Dwyane Wade played Saturday and scored 25
    points in 26 minutes, but previously skipped 3 preseason video games."No, no
    injuries -- just not suiting up," James mentioned. "It really is Ok for LeBron
    to take 1 off."James also ideas to miss the Heat's final preseason game Friday
    at property towards the Nets.Gamers and coaches from the two the Heat and Spurs
    have talked about the impact the Finals continues to have as they put together
    for the approaching season Ray Allen
    . The Heat rallied from a 3-two series deficit by winning the last two
    video games on their property court, including an improbable overtime victory in
    Game six that featured a game-changing three-pointer from Ray Allen in the final
    seconds of regulation
    coach Gregg Popovich stated Saturday that he nevertheless is haunted by some
    frustrating memories from the Finals."It nonetheless goes through my head every
    day," Popovich explained. "The other evening, I dreamed about LeBron. Yet
    another night, it may possibly be Ray Allen."James played in every single of the
    Heat's first five preseason video games and has slowly rounded into
    regular-season type after complaining earlier in coaching camp that his
    conditioning essential to get far better ahead of Miami's Oct. 29
    standard-season opener towards Chicago.James has averaged twelve.eight factors,
    4.4 assists and 4.two rebounds in 24.2 minutes a game in the preseason. He
    explained he strategies to be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against
    the Pelicans in New Orleans Heat
    .The Heat also have been with out forward Rashard Lewis, who has been
    away from the staff the previous week to deal with a loved ones matter.

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