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Mag NBA preview: Heat

LAST SEASON, the Heat had the best eFG% in NBA history (55.2 percent) -- a result of Erik Spoelstra's pace-and-space system, perhaps, but also likely an outlier primed to regress toward the mean this year. And even as Pat Riley injects youth in the form of Greg Oden (25) and Michael Beasley (24), his team still projects to be the NBA's second-oldest at a minutes-weighted average of 31.8. That's older than last season, when the Heat nearly ran out of gas in the playoffs ... twice. The dynasty lies in wrinkly hands.

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