As Deng is still recovering he was unable to travel to Miami with his team mates for the final game of the season which saw Miami close out their second-round series in five games with a 94-91 victory over the Bulls.
LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Heat rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Deng's team mate, Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were also without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game.
Miami will open the East finals at home next week, and it'll be a playoff rematch from its march to the title last season. If Indiana beats New York -- the Pacers lead that series 3-1 -- on Thursday, then the Heat and Pacers will meet for Game 1 in Miami on Monday night. If the Knicks extend the Pacers to at least six games, then the East finals would open Wednesday night, regardless of opponent.