Mike Miller

One of the benefits of the Miami Heat resting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at the end of the season has been working Mike Miller into the rotation.

Based on his recent play, Miller has solidified his standing as the Heat’s sixth man going into the playoffs.

“We’re finally starting to see some of the things that we’ve always liked about Mike,” said coach Erik Spoelstra, with the Heat sitting out their regulars in Tuesday’s 78-66 loss to the Celtics, with the Wizards up next on Thursday night in the regular-season finale. “With guys out, we’ve been able to bring the ball to him a lot more and not just for him to run to the corner.

“We’ve had calls for him where there is the responsibility for him to create shots for the team. And I think that’s great for him.”

– Reported by The Sports Xchange