There are fairly straightforward ways to beat the Miami Heat in NBA 2K13. If you’re playing the computer, you can abuse the difficulty or the sliders and even if you don’t, the AI will almost inevitably fail to use LeBron and co. in the ways that make them so deadly in real life. And if you’re playing a human opponent, chances are they’ll play the Heat a lot more like the Heat team that lost to the Mavericks in the Finals than the one we’ve seen this season: lots of isos for James and without much specific attention to the defensive end.

With the Heat taking a loss in the first game of the NBA Finals, it's evident that there is indeed a chink in Miami's armor. That still doesn't take away from the fact that both in and out of the the video game, they're a tough team to take out. If you're playing against the Miami Heat in NBA 2K13, there are specific things that can be done to maximize your chances to get a ring. Here are 10 steps to take that might just give you a fighting chance.

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