NBA Playoffs 2013: Ranking the Miami Heat's Biggest Eastern Conference Threats

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NBA Playoffs 2013: Ranking the Miami Heat's Biggest Eastern Conference Threats
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There is no doubt that the favorite to win the Eastern Conference and probably the NBA Finals is the Miami Heat. They are loaded and being led by LeBron James, who is at the top of his game.

The Heat are expected to coast through the competition in the East. But the beauty of sports is that what you expect to happen doesn't always happen.

There are some teams that could make a run and upset the Heat in the playoffs. Here is a ranking for each Eastern Conference playoff team, in order of how big of a threat they are to the Heat.

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