Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/18/13
It is unclear how much drama there will be in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Miami Heat were the dominant team throughout the season, highlighted by their epic 27-game winning streak. It seems inevitable that they will march through the playoffs and then finally be tested in the NBA Finals. However, the New York Knicks and The Indiana Pacers might have something to say about that. The First Round of the NBA Playoffs isn’t always that exciting, as the favorites usually dominate. However, the Knicks, Pacers, and Brooklyn Nets will all face challenges in round one.   #1 Miami Heat (66-16) vs. #8 Milwaukee Bucks (38-44) When the Heat added Ray Allen in the offseason it seemed to cement that they would be repeating as NBA champions. Nothing during the season has changed my opinion of that, and this first round matchup with the hapless Bucks should be a cakewalk. The Heat begin and end with their big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Bosh especially seems more comfortable with his place in the big three and had a very productive year. Allen was exactly what the Heat hoped for, remaining one of the best pure shooters [...]
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