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

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3. Boston Celtics

It may come as a surprise to see the Boston Celtics at No. 3 but they are extremely deserving of this standing. In fact, if any case is going to be made, it’s that they should be higher on this list. They have a strong dynamic duo in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and a strong roster around their two star players.

Plus, this is the best defensive team in the league and they’re only getting better on the offensive end. The Celtics have been the best team in the Eastern Conference since January and they’ve truly begun to hit their stride.

Add in the fact that the Heat is 0-2 against them this season and in those two losses they lost by 17 and 30, and you can see why this matchup poses issues for them.