With the new trio created in South Beach, it seems that the Miami Heat are favored to go deep into the 2011-2012 NBA Playoffs. But before we start giving LeBron his first ring, we need to remember that there is still another team to beat in the East: The reigning Eastern Conference champs, the Boston Celtics.
With Cleveland seemingly out of the way and other Eastern Conference teams pretty much shafted by this year’s free agent pool, it is very likely that we will see a Celtics vs. Heat matchup in this coming season’s Eastern Conference Finals.
Who will come out on top? Will the new “Big Three” in Miami dominate like they had planned? Or will Boston’s team of seasoned veterans (over 70 years of experience between them) show the young kids how basketball is really played?
Let’s break this down.