Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/7/14
Other than the Knicks and Pacers, most believe that no other team in the East even has a chance to take down the Heat in the playoffs, unless Derrick Rose comes back and somehow propels the Bulls past them, but there is another team that can take on the Heat in seven game series, the Brooklyn Nets. Why the Nets? Three reasons, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Reggie Evans factor. Deron Williams: Despite struggling to start the season, Deron Williams is back to his superstar ways and is simply dominating right now and the Nets are capable of beating anyone when Williams is on the top of his game. He is shooting lights out, scoring at will and leading the offense. Since March 1st, Williams is averaging over 22 points per game and nearly 8 assists per game, which are elite numbers. If Williams keeps up this play into the second round of the playoffs, he will give the Heat fits, no matter how talented their guards are on defense. Brook Lopez: At 19.2 points per game, Brook Lopez is t...
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