The NBA title is now Miami's to lose.
Going into the playoffs, I felt like it was 50/50 for both teams, but now the Heat are in firm control of their playoff destiny.
The Celtics are going to be really lucky if they can get past the Hawks. Even if they do, I'm not sure if they'll have anything left for the Bulls. The Hawks and the Bulls would be a good series, but I still simply can't see either one beating the Heat four times.
Clearly, the Heat will beat the New York Knicks. Amar'e Stoudemire thought the only way to beat the Heat was to get a fire extinguisher to cool them off. Except he forgot there was glass around the extinguisher. Nice move, Amar'e.
So, for all the hype and the talk that James, Wade and Co. have done over the last couple years, it looks like the Heat will get another chance at that title.
I truly believe they're the best team in the NBA, but they still have to go out and play their best when it counts the most. In another month or so, we'll see if James and his teammates have what it takes to finish off what they couldn't last year.