Heat: Taking no prisoners
caines | 4/25/2013, 5:30 a.m.
The rampage to another NBA championship is already underway for the Miami Heat as they are in the midst of beating down the haplessMilwaukee Bucks, whomade it tothe playoffs despite their best efforts to go fishing along with the other lovable losers who failed to make the postseason. Milwaukee lost 12 of its final 16 games and that includes a win against the Thunder in which OKC sat Kevin Durant. There is speculation that the well-rested Heat may not even lose a game to the Bucks. Seriously folks, some wonder if this teamwill lose at all in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Since the acquisition of Chris "Birdman" Anderson who has quickly become a fan favorite, Miami has gone 40-3. They are on a spectacular run, totaling dominating the competition and led by the incredible walking triple-double LeBron James. Over a recent stretch of 10 games, James shot a ridiculous 70 percent from the field. Last year when LeBronand the boys finally got the job done and won a championship, they had some struggles here and there. With Chris Bosh injured, the Heattrailed the Pacers in the second round and had to gothe distanceto finally get pastBoston in the conference finals. This years Heat team is much better than the last version who won it all how scary is that? They are better now with the big three joined by three-point snipers all over the roster including one-timerival Ray Allen.There will be no threats this year. Not the Bucks, not from the winner of the Bulls-Nets series, and not from the Pacers, Celtics, Hawks or Knicks. You may have to assemble an NBA all star to team tocompete withthe Miami Heat. Were not saying the Heat will go 12-0 through the East, but can you blame them if they are thinking about it? Theyfinished 12 games ahead ofNo. 2 seed (New York) and the last time there was so big a gap was in 2006, when the Pistons won 64 games. Things didnt go so well in the playoffs for Detroit that year, though they were taken to seven games by Cleveland in the second round, then lost to eventual champ Miami in the conference finals. Don't expect this Heat team to suffer a similar fate. It seems LeBron was right when he said, not 1, not 2, not . . . you get the idea. The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox & Ed Freeman, can be heard daily on WQAM 560 Sports.