Ranking the Miami Heat’s Best Lineups from 2012-2013

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5. LeBron Time - Norris Cole, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Chris Andersen

May 8, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) huddles with bench players point guard Norris Cole (30) and shooting guard Ray Allen (34) and small forward Shane Battier (back left) and power forward Chris Andersen (right) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 115-78. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

There is Wade time and sometimes even Bosh time, but LeBron time is by far the best of the three when Spo puts in the bench plus one all star.

It helps that the Heat can claim Allen and Battier as part of its bench and put a lineup on the floor that is arguably better than any starting lineup LeBron had in Cleveland.

Allen and Battier provide great spacing for James and Andersen gives Spoelstra a strong defensive presence in the middle. In this lineup, Cole can look Westbrookian in his ability to pull up and shoot in the open floor.

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