NBA Playoffs: Red-Hot Miami Heat Hoping for Showdown with Atlanta Hawks

April 9th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
As of Friday morning, the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks are tied for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, with the Bucks holding the tiebreaker. 

Right above them, the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics are tied for the third seed, with the Hawks having swept the season series. 

All four teams have four games left to play in what should be an interesting close to the regular season. 

But who would the Heat rather play when the curtain opens on the postseason and it all comes down to a seven-game series?

Record aside, Miami is playing lights-out basketball right now, having won nine in a row and 15 of their last 18. They'll happily welcome either the Hawks or Celtics with confidence, and with the way the Heat's big men have been playing, Miami would matchup well with either opponent. 

But Boston went 3-0 against the Heat this season, although the teams' last meeting was February 3. The Celtics are a grind-it-out, half-court team with a lot of talented bigs who have a ton of playoff experience. And don't forget about Rasheed Wallace; he's been a thorn in Miami's side since 2005.

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