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The defending Champion Miami Heat are currently the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Milwaukee Bucks are the No. 8 seed.  If the playoffs started today they would have to face each other and according to Bucks star Brandon Jennings, that’s how he wants it.  Read more after the jump.

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The Miami Heat are the defending NBA champions. They have the best player in the league, the best winning percentage, and they are on a 17-game winning streak. But Brandon Jennings still would rather face them in the playoffs than the New York Knicks.

“The two games that we played Miami so far, we matched up well against them,” Jennings said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If you ask me, that’s who I would want to play first round, Miami.

“Just the fact over the years, a lot of the games have gone down to the wire with us and Miami. Right now we haven’t really played well against the Knicks. I just feel better if we play Miami first round, just the fact we have good games against them. I don’t know if it’s because they’re the champs or what, but we always play harder against Miami.”

The Bucks have gone 1-1 against the Heat this season and beat them 2-1 last season. They have gone 0-2 against the Knicks this season, which could explain his thinking.

Numbers aside, everyone knows the Bucks have a better chance of beating the Knicks than they do the Heat.  Playoff intensity is a whole other beast and with both Lebron James and Dwyane Wade playing outta their minds, I don’t want to see what they do come playoff time.

Larry Brown Sports