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NBA Playoffs 2012: 7 Reasons Why Miami Heat Are Doomed to Be Perennial Runner-Up

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 7 Reasons Why Miami Heat Are Doomed to Be Perennial Runner-Up

The Miami Heat have reached their second successive NBA Finals after another rollercoaster season of both dominant and disappointing performances.

The Heat were the pick of many experts to win it all before the season began, and now they find themselves with another chance to land the first championship in the Miami Big Three era.

Standing in their way this year are the Oklahoma City Thunder, winners of the Western Conference and a team many predicted would indeed make the Finals from the jam-packed Western Conference.

The Heat suffered disappointment at this stage last year with a humbling six-game series defeat to the surprise champion Dallas Mavericks. The Heat were shown in that series that execution and grit is good enough to beat talent.

The Heat rearmed with a new offense and have a second crack at that elusive title.

But they won't win it. Miami's make-up is not quite that of a championship-caliber roster.

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