#2 Miami Heat vs. #4 Boston Celtics : This is another series which may be a bit deceiving at first glance, or is it? Hypothetically, the Celtics match up well against the Miami Heat. Let’s be realistic here, any team possessing 3 guaranteed Hall of Famers with a potential 4th would match up well against anybody. Unfortunately, when you have another 3 standing across the court from you, your odds begin to diminish. In fact, they actually cease to exist. Chris Bosh is obviously currently out, however I believe he will be back around game 4, which will stop the bleeding from a Celtic win in game 3, and just in time to wrap up the series with a game 5 win in Miami. Lebron James and Dwayne Wade are tearing the courts apart with the play which had been expected of them since Lebron took his talents to South Beach. With a healthy dose of Mario Chalmers at the point, the Heat will be unbeatable in this series. The only chance the Celtics have of making this a competitive at all is if Rajon Rondo posts up a significant triple double every game, Ray Allen is raining 3 balls, Kevin Garnett has the 15 foot bank shot working like it’s 1998 again, and team captain Paul Pierce puts up a 50 spot every game. In reality, Lebron gets his third shot at a ring, and the Celtics can start packing their fishing equipment.
Miami in 5