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Even with long layoff starting, Heat taking advantage by getting out on practice floor

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, second from left, struggles to hold onto the ball around Miami Heat defenders in the third quarter of Game 4 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, AL Diaz) MAGS OUT. (The Associated Press)

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) smiles in the third quarter during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Milwaukee. The Heat defeated the Bucks 88-77, to sweep the series and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. It's the first time the Heat have swept a playoff series since James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami three years ago. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Al Diaz) MAGS OUT. (The Associated Press)

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    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade watches from the bench during the second half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, April. 28, 2013, in Milwaukee. Miami won 88-77. Wade, eligible to play, didn't start in the game. He has been getting treatment the past two days for three bone bruises around his right knee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

Vacation for the Miami Heat is lasting all of one day.

The Heat took Monday off, a reward for a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The reigning NBA champions will return to work on Tuesday with a morning practice.

Still, they will not play until at least Saturday, a welcome break for Dwyane Wade. He has dealt with bone bruises around his right knee for about a month now, and several days without contact will likely help him get ready for the second round against either Chicago or Brooklyn.

Wade did not play in Sunday's series-clinching win at Milwaukee.