Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The 4 NBA Teams That Can Dethrone the Miami Heat in 2014 By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. 1. San Antonio Spurs - The San Antonio Spurs have already proven that they can beat the Miami Heat in a 7 game series, coming only seconds away from beating them in 6 games in last summer’s NBA Finals. They have come closer than any team in the last 2 years to beating them 4 times in a playoff series and it took a miracle just for the Heat to beat them in game 6. The Spurs have an elite point guard in Tony Parker, who individually and his type the Miami Heat struggle to stop, they have two excellent perimeter defenders, in Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green who can slow down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and they are a far more dominant team in the paint. The Heat have no answer for Duncan and Tiago Splitter (who should improve) on defense and when it comes to rebounds, they cannot compete with the Spurs, who are able to create extra possessions on offense and limit them on defense. T...
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