Ira Winderman looks ahead to the Heat vs. Bobcats in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Ira Winderman
Heat beat writer
Heat in 5 games

The Heat have lost only one playoff series since the Big Three came together, the 2011 NBA Finals. And while with Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker the Bobcats have the type of post scorer and quick guard that can give the Heat problems, even a single Charlotte victory should be more than enough to produce a wakeup call.

 


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Heat beat writer
Heat in 5 games
The Bobcats will get their first victory against the Heat during the Big Three Era, but experience will prevail in this series. Heat cruise in the opening round for a fourth straight year.

 


Dave Hyde
Columnist
Heat in 4 games

Yes, Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker pose the big man/quick guard problems that can give the Heat problems. But Charlotte has no one to match up on LeBron. And Wade, for now, is healthy. And this is a team that will want to move on. Quickly.

 


Keven Lerner
Online Sports Editor
Heat in 5 games

Few people will be giving the Bobcats a chance to upset the Heat, but Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker will put up a good fight. The Heat are 15-0 against Charlotte since LeBron James came to Miami.

 


Greg Lee
Sports Editor
Heat in 5 games

The young Bobcats can pose some problems for the Heat, but the two-time defending champions will give an education in the value of having playoff experience.