Miami Heat players ready for the step up in competition.
As the Miami Heat begin their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have spoken about their preparations for the post-season and how the level of competition rises dramatically.
Miami finished the season with a 66-16 record, a league best, which included a historic 27 game unbeaten run along the way, and are heavy favourites to win their second consecutive NBA Championship.
Milwaukee on the other hand finished 38-44, and scraped the final eighth seed, despite a very poor season, and are highly expected to not win a game against Miami.
Regular seasons go out the window though in the NBA Playoffs, and the superstars of the Miami Heat are not taking any game for granted.