Commentary

Can any East squad cool off Heat?

What teams in the East can challenge the defending champs in the playoffs?

Updated: February 5, 2013, 5:31 PM ET
By J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

J.A. Adande, who lives in L.A., and Israel Gutierrez, who lives in Miami, are teaming up this season for a look at the NBA from two perspectives. Today, they discuss which teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the postseason.

Israel Gutierrez is an NBA writer for ESPN.com.