5 Reasons Why Miami Heat Shouldn't Be Worried About Brooklyn Nets

Reasons Why the Heat Shouldn’t Be Worried About the Nets

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Miami Heat fans may be a little worried about the team’s second round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets in the 2014 NBA Playoffs for two reasons. One, the Nets were built to beat the Heat. Two, Brooklyn swept the season series (4-0). Still, Miami shouldn’t be worried about its second-round matchup.

Read on to see five reasons why.

Only Team to Sweep in First Round

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Only Team to Sweep in First Round

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The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs was awesome. So many close games and so many close series. Well, Miami didn’t have a close series and it was the only team to pull off the sweep.

Already Know What Brooklyn Brings to the Table

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Already Know What Brooklyn Brings to the Table

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Miami has played Brooklyn four times this season. The Heat already know what the Nets are going to bring to the table. The opposite is also the case, but Miami should be more than ready to win its first game of the season against Paul Pierce and Co in Game 1.

Miami Has Won Two Titles in a Row

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Miami Has Won Two Titles in a Row

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The Miami Heat are the defending national champs. In fact, they have won the last two titles. In no way can they overlook Brooklyn, but they are the defending champs for a reason and they will show that by marching on to the next round.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Still Have “It”

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Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Still Have “It”

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Dwyane Wade may not be the player he used to be, but he is still solid. Plus, Chris Bosh still has plenty of value. Wade averaged 17.5 points per game in the first round and Bosh averaged 14.5 PPG.

Miami Has LeBron James

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Miami Has LeBron James

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Just in case if anyone has forgotten, the Miami Heat have the best player on the planet, LeBron James. He could lead a group of boys to the NBA Finals. However, he is clearly not alone.

Regardless, James had a pretty good series against Charlotte. He put up 30 points per game, eight boards per game and six assists per game. The Nets can plan their defense around James all they want, but he is the King for a reason.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.