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Can Heat Win a Title Without Chris Bosh?

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On the heels of a resounding if chippy win over the Indiana Pacers, things are looking up for the Miami Heat. But, just as it would have been foolish to overreact to their Game 3 loss, it would be equally dumb to declare all problems fixed after their 115-83 Game 5 shellacking of Indiana.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are a formidable team unto themselves, but it's not enough to compete with either the Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. Udonis Haslem has provided a decent, recent Chris Bosh facsimile, but he can hardly be depended on to continue hitting the mid-range shots he struggled with all season.

But the problem is less about what Bosh's backup provides and more about how there is no backup to that backup. Beyond Haslem, the Heat have no frontcourt floor spacers, with the exception of LeBron when he wants to play the four. That might cut it in the Eastern Conference finals, but so hinders a Heat offense that cannot compete with one of the Western offensive juggernauts.



Source : bleacherreport - Ethan Sherwood Strauss
5.23.2012 09:29
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Western Conference
Ord Team P W L PF:PA
1 Gol. Warriors 83 68 15 9115-8266
2 L.A. Clippers 82 56 26 8741-8212
3 Hou. Rockets 82 56 26 8522-8240
4 San. Spurs 82 55 27 8461-7953
5 Mem. Grizzlies 83 55 28 8140-7894
Eastern Conference
Ord Team P W L PF:PA
1 Atl. Hawks 83 61 22 8515-8065
2 Cle. Cavaliers 82 53 29 8457-8089
3 Chi. Bulls 82 50 32 8255-8024
4 Tor. Raptors 82 48 34 8517-8276
5 Was. Wizards 83 46 37 8181-8117

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