Win or Lose, Miami Heat Not Nearly as Dominant as We Thought

June 15th, 2013 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »

Between the Indiana Pacers figuring out how to defend them, and the San Antonio Spurs giving them troubles in the NBA Finals, it seems that this Miami Heat team isn't quite as dominant as we once thought.

The Heat won those 27 consecutive games in the regular season, they swept the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs, dispatched the Chicago Bulls in five games and made the NBA Finals, but it seems they'll end up falling a step short of that legendary status.

During that 27-game winning streak, and even the weeks that followed, we were weighing where to put this Heat team once they tore through the rest of the NBA and claimed their NBA championship.

Of course, looking back at that winning streak, they beat just four teams that finished in the top four of their conference. Many of those wins came over lottery squads or bottom-tier playoff contenders.

It was impressive, but they weren't knocking off the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks on a nightly basis.

The Eastern Conference seemed to be a breeze, and the foes out West were so chock-full of problems that the couldn't possibly handle what the "Big Th ...

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