When he played with Cleveland, James sat out the final four games of the 2009-10 season, since they were irrelevant to the Cavs' playoff seeding.
"I don't plan on playing these last six, no. Not at all," said James, who has often said he hates missing any game for any reason. "I mean, I want to play, but I'm going to go against myself for the first time in my career. No, probably about the third time in my career. I sat out a few games when we had it all locked up in Cleveland as well, to just try to use those games to get healthy as well. But I don't plan on playing these last six."
Spoelstra said his approach with the lineup going forward is that everyone — including James — simply is on a day-to-day basis.
"With the minor injuries that we have with our team, everything has to be day-to-day," Spoelstra said. "He's ready to go today. A day of rest helped him. And we'll have to see how he feels after this game."