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Heat the team to beat in NBA's Eastern Conference

PLAYOFF-BOUND 1. Miami 2012-13 finish: 66-16. Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden. Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard. The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee swelling in his bid to play for the first time since 2009, enshrouding his return in further doubt. 2. Indiana 2012-13 finish: 49-32. Coming: Luis Scola, Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson, Solomon Hill. Going: Tyler Hansbrough, Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee, D.J. Augustin. An offense that seemed stuck in molasses suddenly might be on the verge of warp speed with the return of former All-Star Danny Granger and an infusion of talent for the...

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