Playoff puzzle: First-round surprises raise questions

Originally Published: April 30, 2007
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
It wasn't hard to see the signs, provided you were looking for them. As early as the ninth game of the season, I mentioned that the Heat were in a whole lot of trouble and looking nothing like defending champions. Sure enough, on Sunday their season ended much like it began -- with them getting their clocks cleaned on their home court by the Chicago Bulls.