2013 NBA Playoffs In-Depth Preview: Miami Heat Vs. Milwaukee Bucks —Breakdown And Prediction

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Jan 27, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (center) is guarded by Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) and shooting guard Ray Allen (34) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The benches for both clubs go as followed:

Bucks: Samuel Dalembert, Ekpe Udoh, John Henson, Mike Dunleavy, Marquis Daniels, JJ Redick, and Ish Smith

Heat: Joel Anthony, Chris Anderson, Rashard Lewis, Shane Battier, Mike Miller, Ray Allen, Norris Cole

I’m taking the Heatles because of the experience and the compliments they play to the superstars in the lineup. Ray Allen and JJ Redick are virtually the same players. Chris Anderson and Samuel Dalembert are both shot blockers. Other than that the Bucks don’t have any worthwhile talent. The Heat have tremendous outside shooters in Battier and Miller. Norris Cole offers a spark off the bench with his quickness and his all-around game.

Advantage: Heat