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6 Big Men Who Have Caused Problems For The Miami Heat

6 Big Men Who Have Caused Problems For The Miami Heat

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The Miami Heat continue to face the same issue that nearly ended their championship run last season. It seems no matter what they do or who they sign, the problem continues to persist. That problem is their frontcourt. The Heat's post play on both sides of the ball has been atrocious as of late, and neither Chris Bosh nor Chris Andersen has fixed it. Here are six NBA big men who have wreaked havoc over Miami's rocky 2-4 stretch.

6. Marcin Gortat

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6. Marcin Gortat

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The Heat might have walked away victorious over the Washington Wizards, but Marcin Gortat exposed Miami's inside game for what is was: weak. The center had 14 points and 18 rebounds and embarrassed the Heat's big men. Miami is lucky they walked away victorious because their post players shouldn't feel that way.

5. Mirza Teletovic

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5. Mirza Teletovic

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Miami lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, their fourth loss in six games. It might have been Paul Pierce in the spotlight, but Mirza Teletovic dissected the Heat. The power forward had 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including a trio of 3-pointers. Might I add that he did all of that in 16 minutes off the bench?

4. Tim Duncan

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4. Tim Duncan

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The San Antonio Spurs spanked the Heat last week, and it was Tim Duncan who put on a post clinic. Mr. Consistent had 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and also grabbed 11 rebounds as San Antonio routed the Heat, 111-87. Bosh and Andersen better hope they don't see Timmy in the postseason.

3. Dwight Howard

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3. Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard was Dwight Howard against Miami and recorded a double-double. The center went 8-of-13 from the field for 22 points and recorded 16 rebounds. Andersen and Bosh combined only had 10 rebounds. It's no wonder the Heat lost to the Rockets 103-106. You must rebound the basketball and play interior defense, and I'm not sure when Miami will learn that.

2. Al Jefferson

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2. Al Jefferson

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Al Jefferson is on a tear, but it was LeBron James' 61-point game that made Jefferson's performance against the Heat look like child's play. The big man went 18-of-24 from the field, recorded 38 points and snagged 19 rebounds. Of course, the Charlotte Bobcats lost because of James' performance, but had the King not been there, Jefferson would had been the star. Bosh and Andersen should consider themselves very lucky.

1. Joakim Noah

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1. Joakim Noah

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Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Joakim Noah is one of, if not the most passionate player in the entire NBA. He has become the leader for the Chicago Bulls and showed that last weekend when they defeated the Heat in overtime. Noah had a monster game with 20 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks. The Heat frontcourt really needs to get its act together before the playoffs because this type of play is unacceptable.