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NBA Playoff Power Rankings: What Team Has the Best Chance to Dethrone the King?

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NBA Playoff Power Rankings: What Team Has the Best Chance to Dethrone the King?
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If all goes according to plan, the big 3 will be hosting its first postseason party, instead of a preseason one.

The Miami Heat are the odds-on favorite to win the NBA title entering the second round of the playoffs. 

Actually, they have been all season. 

Miami has hit a few bumps in the round throughout the course of this lockout-shortened, schedule-condensed whirlwind of an NBA season, but it hasn't been anything to lose sleep (or hair) over.

Given that Miami should win their first of "not five, not six, not seven..." NBA championships since King James took his talents to South Beach, which of the seven teams left in the playoffs has the best chance to beat the Heat this postseason?  

Sounds like Power Rankings to me.  Let's get to it:

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