Ranking Potential First-Round Opponents for Miami Heat

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Ranking Potential First-Round Opponents for Miami Heat
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The Miami Heat are the first team to clinch a playoff berth, and they're well on their way to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference, if not the entire NBA.

That means it's time to start looking at the matchups the Heat may find themselves in come time for the first round of the playoffs.

There are four teams—the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics—that could all realistically end up in the eighth spot in the East.

While the Heat have a combined 6-3 record against the teams mentioned above, there are a few that match up better with the Heat than the others.

Ahead is a list of the potential first-round matchups for the Heat, ranking from most desirable to least desirable. 

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