Miami Heat: Ranking the 5 biggest playoff threats to the Heat

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4. Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers still have some figuring out to do but the top-tier talent is absolutely present. As long as James Harden and Joel Embiid are healthy, they’re going to have a chance to make a deep playoff run.

And Embiid is one of the few players in the Eastern Conference that the Heat would consistently struggle with – he’s the one player that Bam Adebayo would struggle with on both ends of the floor.

I still think if fully healthy, the Heat beats the Sixers in a playoff series but they would absolutely give the team some issues. And, with the right bounces, the Sixers could absolutely upset the Heat.