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This is the match-up everyone has been waiting for. This could be the match-up of the playoffs.
The Miami Heat have gotten used to the bad guy label, and are on a mission. The Celtics are the only team to complete a sweep in the first round, and look stronger than ever.
Last year, everyone thought the Celtics were washed up and had no chance against LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Celts manhandled the Cavaliers and shut up critics.
This year, LeBron is on a mission and more determined than ever to shut up virtually everybody.
Both team match up very well against each other, and it should be an unbelievable series.
The Celtics are a very deep team, and will cause problems for the Heat. The main problem for the Celtics will be guarding two of the best in the league, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. If the Celtics can do the improbably and slow these two down, the Celtics will own the series.
Boston X-Factor: Jermaine O'Neal, because the Celtics have been really missing their defensive anchor Kendrick Perkins, but the Celtics felt like they would be fine with O'Neal at center. Is that the case?
The Heat will definitely have a hard time guarding Rajon Rondo with their weak point guards, so interior defense will be the key for the Heat. LeBron James will look to take over games at times, and will create many problems for the Celtics.
If the Heat's defense is better than the Celtics defense, Miami will win the series.
Miami X-Factor: Chris Bosh, because if Bosh is producing at an all-star level, the Heat are virtually impossible to stop.
Prediction: Heat in 7
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