Blueprint for Miami Heat to Repeat as NBA Champs

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Blueprint for Miami Heat to Repeat as NBA Champs
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The Miami Heat are on the warpath to another 16 postseason wins, but it's going to take a lot of work to get their second NBA Championship in as many seasons.

This year LeBron James is picking up where he left off, but guys like Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers are stepping up to take on a bit of the workload that was mostly his a season ago. That, plus the dead-eye shooting of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis off the bench don't hurt much.

Miami definitely has a nice pathway to take to make it back to the Finals, but they're going to have to make sure that they don't do anything to hurt their path back. There are quite a few brittle players in their lineup, and if they put too much torque on them they could start feeling like Andrew Bynum's knees.

Regular season games don't mean enough to put strain on your lineup, and home court advantage throughout the playoffs is nice, but it's not necessary. The point is this team should be playing for the playoffs, not playing to win every single game in the regular season.

In order to do that I've put together a nice comprehensive list of what they should do to take the surest path back to the Finals.

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