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 |

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