The Miami Heat are the NBA's reigning champions, and they got even stronger during the offseason after the additions of Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen. They can be beat during the 2012-2013 season—dethroned, even—but only if teams follow these steps.
Ranking from mental preparation to strategies on both sides of the court, these tips can help the other elite teams in the Association put together a game plan capable of leaving Erik Spoelstra scratching his head on the sidelines.
Remember though, this is a general guide. It's hard to diagram plans involving the actual Xs and Os without knowing which teams we're dealing with. This is tailored towards a generic NBA team with enough talent to slow LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.