NBA Playoffs 2012: 6 Reasons Miami Heat Are Doomed in Round 2

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 6 Reasons Miami Heat Are Doomed in Round 2
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The Eastern Conference Semifinals officially kicked off this weekend, with many saying this round will simply be a way for the Miami Heat to stay loose on their run to the Conference Finals. The Indiana Pacers, this year's third seed, were one of the bigger surprises of the NBA season as they rode the signing of David West and the growth of players like Paul George and Danny Granger to a 42-24 record and a 4-1 series win over the Orlando Magic, but they still seemed like a safe opponent for Miami.

However, the Heat taking the series is by no means a foregone conclusion. They played well in their 95-86 home win to open the series, but the issues that plague the Heat have yet to disappear. For as good as the team looked dispatching the New York Knicks in five games in the first round, they are far from a perfect team and have problems that could potentially make them quite vulnerable.

When playing to their full capacity, the Heat are a very tough team to conquer, but as we've seen over the past two seasons, they are certainly not unbeatable.

Let's take a look at six reasons the Heat may be in trouble here in the second round.

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