Achilles' Heel of Every 2013 NBA Playoff Team-to-Be

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Achilles' Heel of Every 2013 NBA Playoff Team-to-Be

Heading into the 2013 NBA playoffs, some teams appear vulnerable, while others appear virtually invincible.

But every team, including the Miami Heat, has at least one weakness that can be exploited in the right matchup.

Whether it's a lack of size, three-point shooters going cold, a slew of turnovers or potential injuries, no team can overcome a worst-case scenario in the playoffs.

As the Chicago Bulls learned the hard way last season, even the strongest championship contenders can have their postseason aspirations blown apart in the blink of an eye. (Here's looking at you, Derrick Rose's ACL.)

With the playoffs rapidly approaching, here's a blueprint of what could stop each of the projected playoff teams from achieving its championship dreams this season.

Note: Statistics and records are current through games played on April 5. In the Western Conference, I've included slides for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz, as it's too early to say which team will end up with the No. 8 seed. Teams are presented in reverse seeding order by conference, starting with the East.

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