Ok who you got. Should be a great series. OKC is home with their energetic crowd. Durant, Westbrook, Harden, Ibaka, a little Sefalosha and Fisher, with a sprinkle of Dinasour face Perkins.
Miami has Bosh back now, Lebron is looking to get to the rack, OKC has no1 who can stop him, Wade looked like the Ol' Wade in that Game 7 finding his balance in his jumper. Chalmers also giving them solid minutes.
Here's how I look at it ....A little system I used to use,
On a neutral Court....
Westbrook about 7.5 points better than Chalmers,
Wade about 8.5 points better than Sefalosha.
Lebron about 1.5 points better than Durant.
Bosh about 3.5 points better than Ibaka
Perkins about 1 point better than Joel Anthony.
Harden about 5 points better than Battier..
Fisher about 3 over Norris Cole
James Jones, Mike Miller, Turiaf, about 3 points better than Collison and Nazr Mohammed and ?
So on a neutral court it adds to a dead Even Split with just the players.......
Coaching Scott Brooks +2.5 over Spoelstra.......
Special Points for Okc with Durant, Westbrook Harden 3 points
Lebron, Wade, Bosh....4
So OKC is about a 1.5 point favorite on a neutral Court.
Factor in Home Court and Okc should win this in 7 games....Home Court worth about 3-6 points.
But I'm picking Miami in 6 or 7. Wade, Bosh and Bron are going to need to elevate their game just a little bit more to take this one. Otherwise OKC will win.
But I think we can all agree this series is going more than 5 and is going at least 6 with a very probable chance of going 7
Who will win and why? How do you match these teams up? I think this is one of the better finals in a long time with all the stars aligned here..