NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Vital Keys for the Miami Heat in the Postseason

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Vital Keys for the Miami Heat in the Postseason
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The massive promise of a championship that was preached when the Miami Heat's Big Three decided to make South Beach their melting pot came up short after losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals last year.

That alone left critics to scrutinize the reigning Eastern Conference champions even more. Doubts and questions surfaced regarding the capacity of the Heat to win a championship with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh consisting their core.

But in two weeks, the Miami Heat's chance to shut up their critics begins again. With the NBA playoffs beginning, the Heat are on their way to fulfilling the promise of a championship.

However, the playoffs won't feature any Bobcats or Wizards, which means that the road is worse than Jurassic Park. With all of these considerations and all of the criticisms poured into the postseason, how will the Heat survive?

Let's find out.

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