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This Eastern Conference Finals rematch will happen. Whether it's the Bulls or Heat securing home-court advantage, they are the best two teams in the NBA.
A series like this will be a major test for both teams to see who has progressed the most over the last year, but the fact is either team is capable of winning.
Chicago simply dominates in every aspect of the game. They are a hard-nosed defensive team who can also look to push the pace with MVP point guard Derrick Rose. The Bulls can also spread the floor when the role players are clicking, or even work the ball inside to a talented frontcourt.
Miami wants to make this one a fast-paced series. The higher the point total between the two teams, the more likely the Heat will come out on top.
With two players in the series winning the last three MVP awards, the big difference in the end will be who else steps up for their respective teams.
Expect Wade to dominate.
While he didn't have the best showing in the series last year, he knows the role he must play to help Miami advance. No one should really be able to contain "Flash" with the exit of Keith Bogans, so look for him to exploit that early and often.
The most impressive aspect of the Heat win last season was just how big Chris Bosh stepped up when needed. He simply dominated inside by averaging 23.2 points a game on 60 percent shooting. While it was his best series of the playoffs, he showed how good he could be and why he should be considered a star in the NBA.
Miami should once again go with the philosophy of "shut down Rose, shut down Chicago."
I'm still not convinced the Bulls have a player besides Rose who can take over a game. This will ultimately doom Chicago in the end and really hamper the Bulls' ability to stay balanced.
Prediction: Miami wins 4-3 in the best series of the year
Other possible teams: None, just trust me.