Miami Heat: 10 Storylines Going Into Its First Game Against The Boston Celtics

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Miami Heat: 10  Storylines Going Into Its First Game Against The Boston Celtics
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After months of speculation, analysis and wishes of failure from sportswriters whose team allegiance lies firmly outside of South Beach, the time has finally come for the Miami Heat to make its long-awaited season debut.

Fittingly, they will face the Boston Celtics in their season premier. The Celtics appear to be not only the Heat's biggest threat in the Eastern Conference in their bid to advance to the finals, but also the team that ousted two of its big three stars in the playoffs last season.

The Celtics beat LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in six games, setting the stage for "The Decision" heard around the world, while Dwyane Wade's Heat succumbed to the deep, experienced Celtics in five games in the first round.

This is a game that will finally begin to answer some of the questions about how good each of these teams are, as well as, provides a window into a season-long rivalry that could very well decide the conference.

Here are the top 10 storylines going into the game.

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