NBA Playoffs 2012: Complete Guide to Beating the Miami Heat

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Complete Guide to Beating the Miami Heat
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Are the Miami Heat favorites to win the 2012 NBA Finals? It depends what side of the fence you’re on.

If you’re a Miami fan, you probably suffer from delusion and a small case of grandeur. They are way too good to be beaten, even though they have been repeatedly during the regular season.

If you’re a Miami hater, you think that even the Charlotte Bobcats at full strength could give them a run for their money. Okay, maybe not the Bobcats, but you get my drift. 

The Heat are a great team defensively and offensively, no matter how inconsistent this shortened season has been for them. This franchise is still the most poised to win the Eastern Conference, barring some catastrophic events that would bench each member of the Big Three.

Still, there are ways in which another team, Eastern or Western Conference, could use their strengths to eliminate the Heat before they gain momentum and confidence in the postseason.

It may not be the easiest feat. However, if sustained properly, any team has the tools to conquer the Heat.

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