NBA Playoffs 2012: Why Nothing Makes Sense in Boston-Miami Series

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Why Nothing Makes Sense in Boston-Miami Series
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You don't know. Throw all the statistics out the window for Games 1 through 6. Forget the imminent doom and lack of team play for the Heat. Laugh off the claims that old age has finally caught up with the Celtics (they looked just fine Games 1-5).

You don't have a clue what's going to happen tonight and no one else does either. Yes, anything is possible in sports. But generally prognosticators can give a fairly accurate read on a series, particularly a basketball series between two rivals like the Celtics and the Heat.

More than any other series in the playoffs, the Heat-Celtics series has been a nightmare for stat junkies. One game, the Celtics are scoring more than 100 points. The next, they look ancient and struggle to get to 70.

One game, the Heat look lost for the umpteenth time this year. The next, they have it all figured out and the role players are in a groove. 

More than any other series, no one has a clue about this one.

Here are a few wild, fluctuating factors as to why no one knows anything about this series. 

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