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With Bosh out, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have drastically stepped up their minutes this postseason.
After playing only 38 minutes per game in the opening round against the Knicks, James played 42.2 minutes per game against the Pacers and a ridiculous 45.9 minutes per game against the Celtics. The least amount of minutes he played in any game last series was 43, and he even played in all 48 minutes of Saturday night’s Game 7.
Wade didn’t play quite as much as James did, but still has logged a ton of minutes during these playoffs. Last series against the Celtics, Wade averaged 42.4 minutes per game, including one game where he played in 51 minutes, the most by any Heat player during these playoffs.
You have to assume these two players will be going all out during the Finals and will play just as many, if not more minutes, than they have so far in the playoffs.