NBA Power Rankings: Can anyone beat the healthy Nets; Bubble Heat back?

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In the final regular-season edition of our NBA Power Rankings, we explore whether anyone can beat the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs and whether the Bubble Heat is back.

The end of the 2020-21 NBA regular season is here. As some teams place a bow on what was otherwise a forgettable and disappointing year, as they prepare for the offseason, there are also many teams whose season, in some ways, is just beginning.

The NBA Playoffs are about to begin where, for some, the next few weeks will matter more than the past few months. Specifically, the Brooklyn Nets have to be chomping at the bit and they look forward to proving the masses wrong.

The Nets’ big three are finally healthy again and it’s something that James Harden, specifically, is extremely excited about. They’re likely going to be the second seed heading into the Eastern Conference playoffs and the fact that they were able to post such an impressive record without being completely healthy for the majority of the year is extremely impressive.

If East teams had trouble beating the 80 percent Nets, can they possibly beat this team fully healthy?

Additionally in the East, the Miami Heat has been playing their best basketball of late. Miami has won 11 of its last 15 games and will likely head into the postseason with whispers of the bubble Heat being back.

With the NBA Playoffs on the horizon, we unravel our final NBA Power Rankings of the season.