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ASK IRA: Are Heat at risk of being bypassed in East race?

ASK IRA: Are Heat at risk of being bypassed in East race?

 


November 21, 2017

Q: Ira, you wrote on Sunday that the Eastern Conference is better than expected. Is it too good for the Heat, with the way they are playing? -- Robert.

A: From the beginning, I've expected Cleveland, Boston, Toronto, Washington and Milwaukee to contend for the first five seeds in the East, and even with some early shakiness involved, I still see that being the case. The question now is that with what Detroit and Philadelphia have shown, whether they, too, are legitimate playoff contenders. If that is the case, then you're talking one remaining playoff spot, with at least New York and Indiana showing they...

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