Heat will rest when season ends

Updated: May 6, 2004, 1:47 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
If the Miami Heat thought Game 7 of the first round was tough, they're about to find out how hard their 90th game of the season can be when facing an Indiana Pacers team that's had 11 days of rest.

"They're dealing with their dilemma and we're dealing with ours," Heat coach Stan Van Gundy said in the Palm Beach Post. "The challenge for us right now is to make sure we do enough to make sure we're prepared without overwhelming guys."

Here's why.

Lamar Odom has already played the fourth-most minutes in the playoffs of all participants thus far. Caron Butler has played the fifth-most. Eddie Jones has played the sixth-most and Dwyane Wade has played the seventh-most.

And they're all Miami Heat.