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April 19, 2013

Is there a challenge for Heat in NBA playoffs?

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"They've been around. They've won. They have a lot of experience," Anthony said. "I think that was one of the reasons that we put together this team that we have with the experience that we have with some of the guys on this team. So right now we want to continue the way that we've been playing."

The winner could emerge as the best hope in the East to beat the Heat — if there is such a thing. Count former NBA coach and ESPN analyst Flip Saunders among those who doubt there is, saying Wednesday on a conference call that he doesn't "see anyone challenging them."

"They've really been off the charts, and the way LeBron is playing," Saunders said. "There's teams that are going to be able to beat them a game or two maybe, but I can't see anyone that has the ability to beat them four games in a row."

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