NBA Playoffs: Can the Miami Heat Win a Series Against the Boston Celtics?

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NBA Playoffs: Can the Miami Heat Win a Series Against the Boston Celtics?
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Right now, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are in a dead heat for the No. 1 seed in the conference. The Heat currently have a 28-9 record, while the Celtics are sitting atop the conference standings with a mark of 27-7.

But regardless of which team, if either, winds up with the top seed one question about the Heat will remain: Can they beat Boston? Not just in a game, but in a seven-game series?

I will offer an argument in favor of the Heat against the Celtics, then follow up with a caveat that could give the Celtics the advantage. I will then end the analysis by offering my opinion of whether the Heat, as currently constructed, can defeat the Celtics.

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