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Will the Miami Heat repeat?


The Miami Heat are looking good after their first round sweep over the Milwaukee Bucks and it looks like nothing is going to hold them back. The way Miami had been playing, especially on the defensive end of the court, shows that there are no signs of slowing down. When you look at the Miami and Milwaukee series, you see the Heat won all four games by double digits.

Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, that is one team the Heat does not have to worry about. In addition to that, Oklahoma City star point guard Russell Westbrook is now out for the rest of the playoffs, and that a big blow for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder because Westbrook is such a big part of the team, especially on the offensive end, by the way he creates his own shots. It is going to be a difficult task for the Thunder to reach the Finals without Westbrook and it is just making the Heat job easier, because now they would mainly focus on Durant.

That’s not the only reason why the Heat would have a good shot at repeating. A big reason why the Heat might repeat is because LeBron James so far has been playing fantastic. In the post season so far LeBron has been averaging 25 points per game, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and has been shooting 63% from the field. LeBron has been playing at a whole different level and the best part is he is getting his whole team involved in the game. Beyond, LeBron fantastic play, the heat also have been getting production from key role players such as Ray Allen, Mario Chalmers, and Norris Cole while getting production from other two star Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.

The next opponents that the Heat will face would be the Chicago Bulls or the Brooklyn Nets. The Heats had it way against the Nets in the regular season. However they struggle going against the Bulls having the season series tied at 2. But the way Miami has been playing lately might be problematic for the Bulls since they are still without starting all-star point guard Derrick Rose who is still out with that torn ACL injury. Would it be an easy trip to the Eastern Conferences Finals for Miami?

Can the Heat keep up this level of play and repeat as NBA Champions or will someone surprising take them off the throne? They NBA playoffs are underway and upsets will happen. It is going to be a crazy ride to crown the next NBA champion.