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ChitownBears22
06-09-2012, 11:07 PM
Who is ready for Tuesday. Get those predictions ready.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-09-2012, 11:08 PM
Heat in 6, Finals MVP LeBron James.


You're Welcome.


(Heat more battle tested and LeBron's urgency to win a title greater than KD's urgency to win a title).

kobebabe
06-09-2012, 11:13 PM
OKC in 7. KD finals MVP. Lebron walks away without shaking hands but get to keep his Jersey on though;)

ChicagoJ
06-09-2012, 11:14 PM
The thunder will be the favorites. But, they will have to bring their offense. Thunder in 6.

Slimsim
06-09-2012, 11:16 PM
heats in 5

rocket
06-09-2012, 11:16 PM
Undecided.

ne3xchamps
06-09-2012, 11:18 PM
Thunder in 6.

dalton749
06-09-2012, 11:18 PM
gunna be a finals to remember. loaded with star power im excited as hell

ironkobe
06-09-2012, 11:19 PM
heat wins game 1 thunder wins game 2 and 3 heat wins game 4 thunder wins game 5 and 6
thunder wins 4-2

topdog
06-09-2012, 11:20 PM
The league's most hated team vs. the league's most loved. Batman and Robin vs. The Wonder Twins!

OKC in 7.

Sadds The Gr8
06-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Thunder in 6.

NBAfan4life
06-09-2012, 11:22 PM
I think OKC wins it.

I also think if OKC wins people will say it is because they were supposed to. People who support Lebron (maybe rightfully so) will give the Heat a pass if they don't win.

Public Enemy #1
06-09-2012, 11:22 PM
The league's most hated team vs. the league's most loved. Batman and Robin vs. The Wonder Twins!

OKC in 7.

I don't agree with the Thunder being the most loved. I despise them cause everyone thinks so highly of them. People have been riding KD's **** for like 3 years.

KaiserZr
06-09-2012, 11:22 PM
OKC in 6.... heat vs the rest of the league...

ThunderousDemon
06-09-2012, 11:22 PM
Thunder in six

mzgrizz
06-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Heat in 6

Public Enemy #1
06-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Heat in 6. Gotta stick with my prediction before the season started.

NYflightboy
06-09-2012, 11:23 PM
It's going to be epic. Thunder in 6.

BullsFan_1
06-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Heat in 5

momoneyyyy
06-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Heat in 6

StinkEye
06-09-2012, 11:24 PM
HEAT in 5.

JordansBulls
06-09-2012, 11:25 PM
(Heat more battle tested and LeBron's urgency to win a title greater than KD's urgency to win a title).

Battle tested against clearly inferior teams means nothing. Thunder have knocked off championship caliber teams.

RLundi
06-09-2012, 11:25 PM
OKC in 7.

SportsAndrew25
06-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Heat in 7. ...and this one will last a lifetime.

looka09
06-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Thunder in 5.

STL Don
06-09-2012, 11:26 PM
These finals are going to be epic.

I definitely see the Heat taking it in 6, maaaaybe 7.

ne3xchamps
06-09-2012, 11:27 PM
Heat in 5??? :speechless: You guys are out your minds.

ChitownBears22
06-09-2012, 11:27 PM
I can definitely see the 2-3-2 format coming into play in this series. Miami is tough to beat at home and so is OKC. Miami will need to steal one early.

Baller1
06-09-2012, 11:28 PM
My prediction before the season started was Miami over OKC in 6.

I think OKC wins this in seven now though.

theheatles
06-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Heat in 6

BigCityofDreams
06-09-2012, 11:29 PM
Heat vs thunder is the best matchup of all time

- my friend(not the one in the sig)

:eyebrow:

ne3xchamps
06-09-2012, 11:29 PM
Heat in 6, Finals MVP LeBron James.


You're Welcome.


(Heat more battle tested and LeBron's urgency to win a title greater than KD's urgency to win a title).

OKC has had a rougher road to the finals and has made it look easy. Come on bro. KD doesn't give a **** about lebron's urgency to win a title. That dude has ice in his veins.

Catfish1314
06-09-2012, 11:29 PM
OKC in 6 or 7. The Heat are one of the few teams capable of countering most of their length and agility, but the Thunder are playing ridiculous right now. Durant's help has played better than LeBron's and I think OKC will have homecourt advantage.

StinkEye
06-09-2012, 11:30 PM
Battle tested against clearly inferior teams means nothing. Thunder have knocked off championship caliber teams.

Neither the Lakers nor Mavs were gonna win a championship this year. I don't know why you feel the need to spew garbage like this.

JC_
06-09-2012, 11:31 PM
I see Miami as the underdog against OKC but I'm expecting a good series.

kobemelo
06-09-2012, 11:32 PM
Battle tested against clearly inferior teams means nothing. Thunder have knocked off championship caliber teams.

Boston was not "clearly inferior", and Spurs were the only championship caliber team OKC played. To answer thread I got Miami in 5 or 6.

long ball
06-09-2012, 11:32 PM
Heat in 7. A fan couldn't ask for a more entertaining match up.

HesterJordan23
06-09-2012, 11:32 PM
OKC in 7.. of course its going to be dragged out..

but i truely think miami doesnt have the help they need.. james wade bosh scored last 29 points if that doesnt say something then i dont know what can..

im not going to jinx anything so i stop here

JordansBulls
06-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Neither the Lakers nor Mavs were gonna win a championship this year. I don't know why you feel the need to spew garbage like this.

They were better than anyone the Heat have faced.

DaSeba5
06-09-2012, 11:34 PM
OKC is the favorite, but Heat in 6.

willabeast77
06-09-2012, 11:35 PM
Miami in 6.

HesterJordan23
06-09-2012, 11:36 PM
They were better than anyone the Heat have faced.

totally to beat a team with the COY and a team that won 20 games ina row and a team that probably hast the deepest bench and most consistent..

sorry west is stronger then east its been that way for awhile now

poleandreel
06-09-2012, 11:38 PM
Thunder in 4.

JayW_1023
06-09-2012, 11:38 PM
OKC in six. They match Miami's firepower and have a more consistent supporting cast.

People are underestimating Durants ability as a playmaker. He isn't just a great scorer anymore.

torocan
06-09-2012, 11:39 PM
OKC in 6, possibly 5.

ArmLaker
06-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Heat in 5. Bank on it

yankeesfan09
06-09-2012, 11:41 PM
OKC in 5

poleandreel
06-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Size: Okc by far
Playmaking: Okc has 3 playmakers, Miami has 2
Scoring: Okc matches Miami in this category and has more role players who show up
Defense: Miami has the edge but KD is incredibly underrated defensively, westbrook is a great defender when he wants to be, Ibaka...enough said, collison, thabo
Rebounding: Okc by far
Coaching: Both are average but Brooks did make adjustments that beat Pop

Very lopsided series

Gibby
06-09-2012, 11:45 PM
i think the fact the Heat are underdogs is a good thing.

ChitownBears22
06-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Size: Okc by far
Playmaking: Okc has 3 playmakers, Miami has 2
Scoring: Okc matches Miami in this category and has more role players who show up
Defense: Miami has the edge but KD is incredibly underrated defensively, westbrook is a great defender when he wants to be, Ibaka...enough said, collison, thabo
Rebounding: Okc by far
Coaching: Both are average but Brooks did make adjustments that beat Pop

Very lopsided series

When you put it that way why even play. Congrats OKC.

3 playmakers for Miami Bosh Wade LeBron.
Scoring is equal
Defense Miami you failed to mention Haslem and Battier....funny how that happens
Rebounding is equal
Coaching is equal

LoveMeOrHateMe
06-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Thunder in 6

StinkEye
06-09-2012, 11:47 PM
totally to beat a team with the COY and a team that won 20 games ina row and a team that probably hast the deepest bench and most consistent..

sorry west is stronger then east its been that way for awhile now

JB was saying that the Lakers and Mavs were better than the Pacers or Celtics. I don't agree.

Beating the Spurs was impressive - but lets be real - the Spurs far exceeded their expectations. OKC just had too much athleticism and size.

NBAFan2012
06-09-2012, 11:47 PM
One last thing, The only way I see the Heat winning are if the Thunder completely choked and their guys shoot like 20% every game or something. That or a variation of horrible shooting to which the Heat just get Wide Open Layups and Dunks all game. If the combination of Wade and Lebron get more than 5 layups or dunks combined per game they will win, IT IS ALL THEY CAN DO, so it is up to the Heat to stop that.

If Chris Bosh is healthy I would watch out for him, he proved tonight that he is the Heats best clutch shooter.

willabeast77
06-09-2012, 11:51 PM
I don't see Miami losing in the Finals 2 yrs in a row. This may be a close series and hoemcourt isn't too much an issue. Since the Thunder have homecourt, they have more pressure to win this series, possibly making Miami the underdogs.

justinnum1
06-09-2012, 11:53 PM
Miami is certainly the underdogs. Westbrook has always played poor agasint us. Miami in 6. i hope lol

MTL_123
06-09-2012, 11:55 PM
i really like that were the under dog

cle12152433
06-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Oklahoma City must win! If they don't then the world will surely end in December. The Heat franchise, their fanbase, and the entire city of Miami are an evil empire and must be crushed!

kjoke
06-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Miami is certainly the underdogs. Westbrook has always played poor agasint us. Miami in 6. i hope lol

We need our shooters. Really important. Plus they have no post presence, which the single thing that killed us this sereis. Take in account that Westbrook has more of a Rose mentality than Rondo, and I think we match up ok. We can win this.

poleandreel
06-09-2012, 11:57 PM
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201204040MIA.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201203250OKC.html

MTL_123
06-09-2012, 11:59 PM
miami has to attack the rim all game long. get perkins or iblocka in foul trouble

lakersiznumber1
06-09-2012, 11:59 PM
tuff both teams are evenly match mia goin down again in finals it will be a very ugly off season if that happens. Okc deserves it more they had a harder road and if history repeats it self the championship usually goes to the team that beats the lakers

Rain City
06-09-2012, 11:59 PM
When was the last time the MVP and runner up squared up in the finals?

i think this series settles NBA's best player debate... Leggo!!!!!

Vinny642
06-10-2012, 12:00 AM
Thunder in 6.... and this "Heat are battle tested BS doesn't fly here...... since the Thunder have beaten the Mavs(last years champ), the Lakers(always a title contender, and the Spurs.. the best team in basketball......i think they are definitely battle tested.

LakersIn5
06-10-2012, 12:00 AM
heat in 5

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:00 AM
We need our shooters. Really important. Plus they have no post presence, which the single thing that killed us this sereis. Take in account that Westbrook has more of a Rose mentality than Rondo, and I think we match up ok. We can win this.

yea, this series could easily go either way. We have to make sure they dont get easy baskets. Battier did a nice job on durant in the west semis last year, we willl need him to do a good job again, cant wait

poleandreel
06-10-2012, 12:00 AM
heat in 5

lol if that happens I will permaban myself

WickedBadMan
06-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Thunder in 4.

poleandreel
06-10-2012, 12:02 AM
Thunder in 4.

agree

RenegadeRiot36
06-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Battle of the misspronounced names. HeatS vs ThunderS? I might just go insane before the end of the series.

kjoke
06-10-2012, 12:04 AM
miami has to attack the rim all game long. get perkins or iblocka in foul trouble

I disagree. Miami has to establish Bosh's mid-range game. Get Ibaka to stay outside, stay small so the feild is spread, and shoot the three well. That will establish the drives.

JNoel
06-10-2012, 12:04 AM
This is going to be a ****ing epic series!

koreancabbage
06-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Miami in 4.

just saying lol

Mixeditup1
06-10-2012, 12:05 AM
Okc won't lose at home.

QueensG
06-10-2012, 12:05 AM
Thunder in 6

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:06 AM
miami can not come home down 0-2, they need to at least split in okc to have a chance imo

poleandreel
06-10-2012, 12:08 AM
Is it me or does anyone else hate 2-3-2 for the home team? I mean, if you split at home, you could easily lose the next 3 and be gone.

KniCks4LiFe
06-10-2012, 12:08 AM
Soul-Glo in 6

Vinny642
06-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Is it me or does anyone else hate 2-3-2 for the home team? I mean, if you split at home, you could easily lose the next 3 and be gone.

yeah it should be 2-2-1-1-1

Lakersfan2483
06-10-2012, 12:11 AM
OKC in 6. I think OKC's size and overall depth will cause problems for Miami. Durant and Lebron will cancel one another out. Westbrook can match Wade. Harden is the x factor. I just don't know what Miami will do to slow him down. If you put Wade on him, then you still have to worry about Westbrook. If you put Bron on him, who is going to guard KD. Very tough series for Miami. Plus, Perkins, Ibaka, Collison and company will control the glass and close down the paint. You add in the good bench and Sefolosha's perimeter D and his ability to knock down the open 3 and you have the most complete team in the NBA. OKC doesn't have any glaring weaknesses.

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 12:20 AM
heat or thunder in 5 will not happen let's get serious. After all we seen I think this one might be 7 games. Every basketball fan whether you love or hate the heat should want this to go to game 7. Should be the best finals we have had in years.

koreancabbage
06-10-2012, 12:23 AM
OKC in 6. I think OKC's size and overall depth will cause problems for Miami. Durant and Lebron will cancel one another out. Westbrook can match Wade. Harden is the x factor. I just don't know what Miami will do to slow him down. If you put Wade on him, then you still have to worry about Westbrook. If you put Bron on him, who is going to guard KD. Very tough series for Miami. Plus, Perkins, Ibaka, Collison and company will control the glass and close down the paint. You add in the good bench and Sefolosha's perimeter D and his ability to knock down the open 3 and you have the most complete team in the NBA. OKC doesn't have any glaring weaknesses.

I think Bosh is the x factor. Bynum was more pound it inside game and OKC could easily clog the lanes.

Bosh is good jumpshooting big man who will lure Ibaka away from the net.

WadeCounty
06-10-2012, 12:23 AM
to me it's a toss up, the main factor for me is lebrons mentality. Will he break or will he attack like he did against the celtics. If i had to choose i'll say okc in 7 because of what was previously stated although obviously I hope I am wrong

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 12:24 AM
miami can not come home down 0-2, they need to at least split in okc to have a chance imo

I actually agree with you on this. I think OKC will win. But if miami wants to have a chance they have to split the first 2. Being down 0-2 all okc has to do is win one game in miami and they control their own destiny.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:25 AM
to me it's a toss up, the main factor for me is lebrons mentality. Will he break or will he attack like he did against the celtics. If i had to choose i'll say okc in 7 because of what was previously stated although obviously I hope I am wrong

yea, miami will have to play amazing to win. There best chacne would be to win in 6. I just dont know what to expect, i think it will be closer than most people are saying.

MTL_123
06-10-2012, 12:26 AM
damn i really wish we had homecourt

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 12:27 AM
Anyone else think the winner of this series will determine a lot of what happens in the future of the NBA.

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 12:30 AM
I don't remember the last time i saw so many fans undecided about a series. But I think we can all agree this series will be great.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:30 AM
Anyone else think the winner of this series will determine a lot of what happens in the future of the NBA.

if OKC wins, then they will win a bunch more. I think miami can win tho, they need to come out swinging

topdog
06-10-2012, 12:32 AM
I don't agree with the Thunder being the most loved. I despise them cause everyone thinks so highly of them. People have been riding KD's **** for like 3 years.

That's not to say everyone loves them. Of course ceratin fanbases loathe them (especially Harden), but overall I would call them the league's darling. Plus, Durrant is seen as a humble superstar (at least relatively) who doesn't make excuses but does make shots.

llemon
06-10-2012, 12:35 AM
Who is ready for Tuesday. Get those predictions ready.

Should be a great, very intense, very physical series.

Didn't want the Heat to get to the Finals, but I believe I'm looking forward more to this Finals than any since '02-'03 (I'm a Nets fan)

Wade>You
06-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Is it me or does anyone else hate 2-3-2 for the home team? I mean, if you split at home, you could easily lose the next 3 and be gone.
You're not alone, I prefer to be the road team in the Finals. Win 1 or 2 on the road and come back home to play games 3, 4, and 5. Protect home court and you sweep or win in 5.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:44 AM
You're not alone, I prefer to be the road team in the Finals. Win 1 or 2 on the road and come back home to play games 3, 4, and 5. Protect home court and you sweep or win in 5.

i dont think we can win 3 in a row vs the thunder, and i dont think they can win 3 in a row vs us. ideally we split the first 2, win 2 at home and close it out in game 6.

Wade>You
06-10-2012, 12:46 AM
i dont think we can win 3 in a row vs the thunder, and i dont think they can win 3 in a row vs us. ideally we split the first 2, win 2 at home and close it out in game 6.Even if we can't win 3 in a row, we can still go up 3-2 in the series and just win on the road 1 time, where OKC (home team) has to win twice.

To me, there's a lot more upside to being the road team.

Baller1
06-10-2012, 12:47 AM
'Epic' really is the perfect word to describe this series.

Bruno
06-10-2012, 12:51 AM
OKC in 7.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-10-2012, 12:56 AM
heat wins game 1 thunder wins game 2 and 3 heat wins game 4 thunder wins game 5 and 6
thunder wins 4-2

Game 1 @ OKC: HEAT

Game 2 @ OKC: THUNDER

Game 3 @ MIA: HEAT

Game 4 @ MIA: HEAT

Game 5 @ MIA: THUNDER

Game 6 @ OKC: HEAT

HEAT 4-2

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:57 AM
Game 1 @ OKC: HEAT

Game 2 @ OKC: THUNDER

Game 3 @ MIA: HEAT

Game 4 @ MIA: HEAT

Game 5 @ MIA: THUNDER

Game 6 @ OKC: HEAT

HEAT 4-2

thats what im thinking, maybe not that order, but miami splitting in okc, winning 2 at home and finishing it off in game 6.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 12:58 AM
Even if we can't win 3 in a row, we can still go up 3-2 in the series and just win on the road 1 time, where OKC (home team) has to win twice.

To me, there's a lot more upside to being the road team.

yea, well if we dont win one of the first 2 there will be huge pressure on miami, personally for us to have a chance we have to at least split

Baller1
06-10-2012, 01:00 AM
Game 1: OKC
Game 2: Miami
Game 3: Miami
Game 4: OKC
Game 5: Miami
Game 6: OKC

GAME 7: No clue.

Can't wait.

GSWFanInLA
06-10-2012, 01:02 AM
^

I really hope this goes 7 games.

*Superman*
06-10-2012, 01:05 AM
'Epic' really is the perfect word to describe this series.

:nod:

Can't wait. Either LeBron gets everyone off his back, or Durant continues to earn more praise.

shizzle09
06-10-2012, 01:06 AM
Heat in 7. Lebron MVP. Something clicked in lebron. He's so dam focused. He's turned into exactly the opposite of how everyone portrays him to be. He's all business on the floor. This is the year he gets it done. Thunder are damn good but I think lebron is on a mission. as long as wade and the supporting cast don't completely fail its gonna be hard to best that man.

ChitownBears22
06-10-2012, 01:06 AM
I know it won't happen. But what would the critics say if this was a HEAT sweep and LeBron average 35 7 5

Wade>You
06-10-2012, 01:14 AM
yea, well if we dont win one of the first 2 there will be huge pressure on miami, personally for us to have a chance we have to at least splitYeah obv we have to split or better yet win the first 2, but that should be expected of any team with championship aspirations.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-10-2012, 01:16 AM
I know it won't happen. But what would the critics say if this was a HEAT sweep and LeBron average 35 7 5

They would say that the Heat swept and LeBron with the finals MVP averaged 35 7 5.

Max.This
06-10-2012, 01:25 AM
Def a good series. I want to see Bosh get a ring, but realistically. Thunder are bigger, faster, stronger than the Celtics. The HEAT will be exhausted chasing them up and down the court. Lebron will not be able to play 48 mins the same way he did vs the celtics

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-10-2012, 01:26 AM
OKC's defense is still way too inconsistent, and Heat are the far and better superior defensive team and LeBron and Wade are better individual defenders than Westy or KD.

Max.This
06-10-2012, 01:30 AM
OKC's defense is still way too inconsistent, and Heat are the far and better superior defensive team and LeBron and Wade are better individual defenders than Westy or KD.

If Ibaka stays out of foul trouble, it will be tough for Miami to get easy layups at the rim

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 01:35 AM
If Ibaka stays out of foul trouble, it will be tough for Miami to get easy layups at the rim

not if he is guarding bosh on the perimeter.

xxplayerxx23
06-10-2012, 01:42 AM
Knicks in 6

xxplayerxx23
06-10-2012, 01:43 AM
I think perkins should try and guard Bosh if bosh just hangs On the perimter then Ibaka wont make a difference in protecting the hoop

JC_
06-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Knicks in 6

This.

Wade>You
06-10-2012, 01:45 AM
Knicks in 6lol gotta love Knicks fans. They are a part of the NBA experience.

xxplayerxx23
06-10-2012, 01:46 AM
lol gotta love Knicks fans. They are a part of the NBA experience.

What a rigged comment

Wade>You
06-10-2012, 01:48 AM
What a rigged commentI had help from Stern.

HeatCheck69
06-10-2012, 01:50 AM
Defense wins championships. Nuff said.

NoahH
06-10-2012, 01:50 AM
Personally I think the 2-3-2 is dumb. I understand why they do it but it's dumb.

Max.This
06-10-2012, 01:51 AM
not if he is guarding bosh on the perimeter.

agreed. Def going to be a good series. If OKC wins then it will help promote KD's movie lol.

ChitownBears22
06-10-2012, 02:06 AM
agreed. Def going to be a good series. If OKC wins then it will help promote KD's movie lol.

Anyone think it is funny that LeBron is called out for being "HollyWood" and Durant is actually in a movie. No one says **** about his prioritites.

DaSeba5
06-10-2012, 02:06 AM
lol gotta love Knicks fans. They are a part of the NBA experience.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

xxplayerxx23
06-10-2012, 02:09 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Oh I get it knicks in 7 Better?

010957
06-10-2012, 02:09 AM
Heat are the underdoggs, but they also have the most pressure to win the series.

It's going to be a great series

Losoway
06-10-2012, 02:21 AM
Miami in 6

lebron will turn it up

Master Mind
06-10-2012, 02:46 AM
This Finals is gonna shatter viewing records

GREATNESS ONE
06-10-2012, 02:47 AM
1. OKC
2. Mia
3. Mia
4. OKC
5. Mia
6. OKC
7. OKC

Ryan328
06-10-2012, 03:04 AM
Beginning of the year I said okc over Miami in
6 so I'm sticking

strokeman
06-10-2012, 03:07 AM
if OKC gets the Perkins that played the last 4 games,they will win in 6. Mia will be playing a deep team that runs the floor as well as they do,so i dont see LBJ and wadeplaying the full game at that pace.
OKC knocked out all the previous champs and they have battle tested vets in Fisher and Perkins.
OKC in 6

0202243
06-10-2012, 03:08 AM
OKC in 6 and a lot of tears for Miami

cutiepie80
06-10-2012, 03:14 AM
As MUCH as I hate the Heat I have NO worries they will be handled in a best of 7 series with hca to the Thunder. I said back in Feb the Thunder have the best rounded team that has 3 superstars. I am really surprised how a very average Celtics team took the Heat to 7 games and probably should have won it if they didn't choke in game 2.

There is no way the Heat will win this year against that Thunder team they have in tact now. Next year maybe when the Thunder have to dismantle a bit.

SaimuKala
06-10-2012, 03:19 AM
I think Thunder takes this one because

*They have the size advantage
*They have good defenders like Sefolosha and Ibaka to go against Wade and Bosh
*I don't think Chalmers can guard Harden or Westbrook. And Battier is just too slow to guard them.
*They have HCA (They are 7-0 at home)
*They have a better bench

Thunder in 6

or if Wade still chills on his 15-20 point games

I'll take OKC in 5

ejv1013
06-10-2012, 04:36 AM
Okay so everyone is saying Thunder team was battle tested okay... Lets look at there situation they were handed "the champs" a Tyson Chandler less Dallas Mavericks :clap: . Beat the Lakers overall a good team but by no figment of the imagination the La Lakers of 2 years ago. Even though Kobe played his *** off and so did Bynum, but we all know that the team is incomplete without Paul playing his best. Then they played the Spurs which are a great deep team and they have a lot of experience under their belt. BUT lets be honest what does experience do if your most experienced players are gassed out and cant run with the opponent? On the other hand the Thunder balled out I give them credit for it all. All I am saying is that I don't see it as much of a difference between the roads the Heat took and the ones the Thunder took. I am not comparing the roads based on talent what I am saying is that the the Heat had there own hurdles to over come having to adjust to playing without the second best player on their team C.Bosh. Which many people over see the role that man plays on the team.. He opens up lanes and sets screens which allows the rest of the team to be effective. I am not taking nothing away from OKC but what I am saying is that both teams have had there tests. I am going with Miami wins the series but they need to get the split in the 1st two games and have Bosh be effective. They will also need there role players to PLAY THEIR ROLES! Miami in 7. :cool:

Iron24th
06-10-2012, 05:38 AM
OKC has a more complete team and seems better on paper, but I see the Heat winning this.

Looks like it's their time.

camador22
06-10-2012, 06:03 AM
Both teams are very similar where they rely on their big three and athleticism. Everyone's quick to point out how good Westbrook is but I'm sure he won't be better than Rondo was. The Heat will only go as far as Bosh takes them and he looked good in game 7. I see another 7 game series in favor of the Heat

LGhost
06-10-2012, 06:05 AM
Either the Thunder choke as a team from being to young and the Heat win or the Thunder come and keep playing the way they been playing and win...

The pressure should be off LeBron and the Heat a little as they are the underdogs and know it (should) so choking down the stretch shouldn't be the issue however the real issue is going to be staying in the game period if the Thunder are playing like they have been...

For the first time since the cocky 3 got together, I am rooting for the Heat...

Go Heat

Fnom11
06-10-2012, 06:13 AM
One last thing, The only way I see the Heat winning are if the Thunder completely choked and their guys shoot like 20% every game or something. That or a variation of horrible shooting to which the Heat just get Wide Open Layups and Dunks all game. If the combination of Wade and Lebron get more than 5 layups or dunks combined per game they will win, IT IS ALL THEY CAN DO, so it is up to the Heat to stop that.

If Chris Bosh is healthy I would watch out for him, he proved tonight that he is the Heats best clutch shooter.

It's pretty funny how you claim to be a fan of the NBA yet know so little about it.

Fnom11
06-10-2012, 06:24 AM
Def a good series. I want to see Bosh get a ring, but realistically. Thunder are bigger, faster, stronger than the Celtics. The HEAT will be exhausted chasing them up and down the court. Lebron will not be able to play 48 mins the same way he did vs the celtics

He only did that because Bosh was hurt, although I can see 48mins a game not bothering him too much

PhillyFaninLA
06-10-2012, 06:41 AM
I picked the Thunder before the season so I can't change it now.

JayW_1023
06-10-2012, 06:49 AM
Both teams are very similar where they rely on their big three and athleticism. Everyone's quick to point out how good Westbrook is but I'm sure he won't be better than Rondo was. The Heat will only go as far as Bosh takes them and he looked good in game 7. I see another 7 game series in favor of the Heat

The Heat can't leave Westbrook open, as he has developed a mid-range shot. Rondo is great, but the Heat were able to aggressively disrupt the passing lanes by leaving Rondo open.

They won't have that luxury at all with Westbrook, and with Harden, they'll have even less of a luxury.

Baller1
06-10-2012, 06:51 AM
Okay so everyone is saying Thunder team was battle tested okay... Lets look at there situation they were handed "the champs" a Tyson Chandler less Dallas Mavericks :clap: . Beat the Lakers overall a good team but by no figment of the imagination the La Lakers of 2 years ago. Even though Kobe played his *** off and so did Bynum, but we all know that the team is incomplete without Paul playing his best. Then they played the Spurs which are a great deep team and they have a lot of experience under their belt. BUT lets be honest what does experience do if your most experienced players are gassed out and cant run with the opponent? On the other hand the Thunder balled out I give them credit for it all. All I am saying is that I don't see it as much of a difference between the roads the Heat took and the ones the Thunder took. I am not comparing the roads based on talent what I am saying is that the the Heat had there own hurdles to over come having to adjust to playing without the second best player on their team C.Bosh. Which many people over see the role that man plays on the team.. He opens up lanes and sets screens which allows the rest of the team to be effective. I am not taking nothing away from OKC but what I am saying is that both teams have had there tests. I am going with Miami wins the series but they need to get the split in the 1st two games and have Bosh be effective. They will also need there role players to PLAY THEIR ROLES! Miami in 7. :cool:

Someone is allergic to paragraphs.

marferrer
06-10-2012, 06:59 AM
Thunder in 6.

Too much depth in that roster.
Ibaka is capable of shutting down Bosh.
Westy > Chalmers
Sefolosha can defend Dwade

Harden can score almost 20 a game and match the production of the entire Heat's bench

It all falls down to KD vs. LBJ

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 07:30 AM
Heat in 5 or 6, The Heat is just really focused right now.

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 07:33 AM
OKC has had a rougher road to the finals and has made it look easy. Come on bro. KD doesn't give a **** about lebron's urgency to win a title. That dude has ice in his veins.

Ehh Mavs & Lakers were highly overrated this year. Yeah KD is great but I don't think they do it Heat overcame alot and they finish the job this year.

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 07:40 AM
Thunder in 6.... and this "Heat are battle tested BS doesn't fly here...... since the Thunder have beaten the Mavs(last years champ), the Lakers(always a title contender, and the Spurs.. the best team in basketball......i think they are definitely battle tested.

Mavs wasn't that good this year EVERYONE knew that, Lakers always a title contender??? No. Only team they really faced were spurs

tcav701
06-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Vince McStern gets his wish as usual.

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 08:00 AM
Okay so everyone is saying Thunder team was battle tested okay... Lets look at there situation they were handed "the champs" a Tyson Chandler less Dallas Mavericks :clap: . Beat the Lakers overall a good team but by no figment of the imagination the La Lakers of 2 years ago. Even though Kobe played his *** off and so did Bynum, but we all know that the team is incomplete without Paul playing his best. Then they played the Spurs which are a great deep team and they have a lot of experience under their belt. BUT lets be honest what does experience do if your most experienced players are gassed out and cant run with the opponent? On the other hand the Thunder balled out I give them credit for it all. All I am saying is that I don't see it as much of a difference between the roads the Heat took and the ones the Thunder took. I am not comparing the roads based on talent what I am saying is that the the Heat had there own hurdles to over come having to adjust to playing without the second best player on their team C.Bosh. Which many people over see the role that man plays on the team.. He opens up lanes and sets screens which allows the rest of the team to be effective. I am not taking nothing away from OKC but what I am saying is that both teams have had there tests. I am going with Miami wins the series but they need to get the split in the 1st two games and have Bosh be effective. They will also need there role players to PLAY THEIR ROLES! Miami in 7. :cool:

All that needs to be say, I can't wait though :jumpy:

JordansBulls
06-10-2012, 08:11 AM
You're not alone, I prefer to be the road team in the Finals. Win 1 or 2 on the road and come back home to play games 3, 4, and 5. Protect home court and you sweep or win in 5.

Actually here are the results of teams that have won the title without HCA in the finals.

Here is a list of title teams to Win without HCA:



11 Mavericks *
06 Heat*
04 Pistons*
98 Bulls
95 Rockets*
93 Bulls*
85 Lakers
82 Lakers
79 Sonics
78 Bullets* (won in game 7)
77 Trailblazers*
75 Bullets*
74 Celtics (won in game 7)
73 Knicks*(won ECF in game 7)
69 Celtics* (game 7)
58 Hawks

* Won their conference without HCA


So 16 teams out of last 53 years.

BcEuAbRsS
06-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Nearly impossible to decide...

I thought it was gonna be the Spurs honestly, so I guess I gotta take Thunder by default...

This is gonna be so much fun!

metsfan4ever
06-10-2012, 08:54 AM
The heat are too slow and the celtics would have been even slower. Thunder hungry as **** this year. Also they deserve the **** especially K.D. K.D is a real champion, ***** didn't have to run to another team, make dumb *** press conferences or take a pay cut. He just stuck it out and him and his team grew together.

metsfan4ever
06-10-2012, 08:58 AM
they wont even put wade on westbrook in this series to save him that embarrassment

StinkEye
06-10-2012, 09:37 AM
The heat are too slow and the celtics would have been even slower. Thunder hungry as **** this year. Also they deserve the **** especially K.D. K.D is a real champion, ***** didn't have to run to another team, make dumb *** press conferences or take a pay cut. He just stuck it out and him and his team grew together.

Consider him fortunate.

jp611
06-10-2012, 09:58 AM
If Lebron does get a ring this year than he deserves some big time credit, he's been phenomenal this postseason... He's gone against the odds and battled back from 2-1 and 3-2 series deficits and willed his team to victory... He was all business the last 2 games, I haven't seen Lebron so focused and just pissed off like this in a long time... It's gonna be tough for the heat to win this series but if they do and Lebron keeps playing at this high level than he deserves his credit... This is coming from a bulls fan too and I don't even like Lebron at all

Blitzbolt
06-10-2012, 10:04 AM
Heat in 6.

I think Westbrook is the Key a bad shot or turnover vs the Heat is deadly.Also Lebron plays better as an underdog.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 10:12 AM
they wont even put wade on westbrook in this series to save him that embarrassment
:facepalm:

Heat in 6.

I think Westbrook is the Key a bad shot or turnover vs the Heat is deadly.Also Lebron plays better as an underdog.

Yea, westbrook has shot horrible against miami the past 2 seasons. like 22-64


Few keys to miami winning this series
-take care of the ball and force OKC to turn it over, OKC is turnover prone and when they do they usually lose
-out rebound them
-role players step up

OKC will be favored but i think miami pulls it out in 6 or 7.

theheatles
06-10-2012, 10:15 AM
This is the 1st finals matchup ever with the spelling of the 2 teams neither end with an 's', since only heat, thunder, jazz and magic qualify, so it was rather difficult

kobebabe
06-10-2012, 10:20 AM
Creating such a thread is worthless since all you will get here is a bunch of abnoxious heat fans who always think so highly of their team and disregard the strength of other teams.

Last year it was the same story....heat in 5 or 6 over Dallas....did that make it go their way....we all know heck no.

This yr is no different, heat in 5 and 6 over OKC.....lets wait and see

Yankeefan213
06-10-2012, 10:24 AM
Heat in 6... LeBron is on a mission and he looks like no one is going to stop him.

superior
06-10-2012, 10:27 AM
im calling it right now, the heat are about to get smoked worse than they did by the mavs last year. 4-0 thunder........james cant hold durant....perkins will treat anthony like a school girl, ibaka will make bosh look like a confused rookie, and thabo gonna shut down wades operation, and harden easily the best 6th man ive seen in years.

strokeman
06-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Both teams are very similar where they rely on their big three and athleticism. Everyone's quick to point out how good Westbrook is but I'm sure he won't be better than Rondo was. The Heat will only go as far as Bosh takes them and he looked good in game 7. I see another 7 game series in favor of the Heat

you have to defend Westbrook completely different from Rondo; you go under screens on Westbrook and he will make you pay. Rondo beats teams by passing and slashing to the basket, He is a pass 1st PG.
Westbrook beats teams by his quickness,he can get to the basket or knock down the jumper.
the problem i have with Westbrook is that he doesn't get the ball to KD enough even when KD is hot. if they do not win it all this year i don't think he will be in OKC much longer.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 10:33 AM
westbrook has been bad against miami over the years, other than rondo who gives miami so many problems, miami team defense does a good job at making elite pg's inefficient scorers.

popsumati
06-10-2012, 10:41 AM
HEAT will SWEEP :D

TylerSL
06-10-2012, 11:03 AM
I think these 2 teams runs are comparable. Somebody said the Heat are more battle tested, and others came in and said the Thunder have knocked out passed champs. Well here is the thing.

Thunder's road

Lets be real, the Mavs werent even very good this year, and they were the worst defending championship team ever IMO.

The Lakers cant win a title with what they have now. OKC is having like 3 practices per day I think and the Lakers were having 1 every other day to just keep themselves rested. OKC was the more athletic team and won as they should have.

The Spurs were a truly great team. The Thunder battled much adversity after going down 0-2 to the then undefeated playoff run for the Spurs. The Thunder came home and took care of buisness and showed back up in San Antonio a different team. They took a tough pivotal game on the road, and closed things out at home in 6, taking the next step. Gotta give mad props to them.

Miami's road

The Knicks are the best they have been in years and have a bright future, but are not ready to face teams like the Heat yet. And got steamrolled.

Normally, the Heat would steamroll the Pacers just as they did the Knicks. However after Chris Bosh's injury I think Miami had to prove to themselves they could beat the Pacers without Bosh. Miami just overwhelmed the Pacers for 3 straight games.

The Celtics are a much different monster than the Pacers, and the Heat were still without Chris Bosh. The Heat protected home court but went to Boston and got rocked by Boston. For Game 5 Miami was back home, and had Bosh back, but the Celtics being the Celtics stole the game. Lebron went beast in Game 6. In Game 7, it was back and forth all game long til Lebron and Wade took over late and Boston finally ran out of gas.


So I dont think either of these teams had a tougher run. People can say "O well the Thunder faced passed champs". Well the only truly championship team they faced was San Antonio because it was clear that Dallas and LA are no longer championship material. At the same time it is true that Miami played a sub par team at best in New York, but had to face the Pacers, and most of the series against Boston without their 3rd best guy, and the guy who opens the lanes for Lebron and Wade, and gives Miami size. Miami overcame all that to just get back to the Finals. So I think they have both had equally tough playoff roads.

cheetos185
06-10-2012, 11:07 AM
ppl blaming lebron too much for leaving cavs well if he had westbrook harden ibaka and perkins lol you can bet he would have stayed ... it would be a different story for KD if his #2 and #3 was mo williams and varejo lol

LJEATON26
06-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Thunder win in 6 games. Big fours are better to have then big threes.

theheatles
06-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Before you automatically cast LeBron as the villain, would you rather have a player leave town or an entire franchise bolt?

youngMan
06-10-2012, 12:21 PM
OKC in 6, I don't believe OKC worked through the Mavs, Lakers, and Spurs to lose to Miami who barely got through 2 series...

Like I said though, OKC in 6.

Baller1
06-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Before you automatically cast LeBron as the villain, would you rather have a player leave town or an entire franchise bolt?

What the ****? It's not even a comparable situation, and it's COMPLETELY irrelevant to the matchup. How stupid.

Jint.
06-10-2012, 12:49 PM
OKC in 4

gatkins11
06-10-2012, 12:52 PM
OKC in 6, I don't believe OKC worked through the Mavs, Lakers, and Spurs to lose to Miami who barely got through 2 series...

Like I said though, OKC in 6.

All of this.

BobbyHillSwag
06-10-2012, 12:53 PM
okc in 5 put 50 bones on dat

kntresistheheat
06-10-2012, 12:59 PM
I'm glad that Miami is the underdog, I think Miami is going to surprise a lot of people.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 01:03 PM
I'm glad that Miami is the underdog, I think Miami is going to surprise a lot of people.

yep, their first series together as the underdogs, i cant wait

LJEATON26
06-10-2012, 01:05 PM
I'm glad that Miami is the underdog, I think Miami is going to surprise a lot of people.

Thats because you're a heat fan. Truth is we're taking it back to the 90's and the Thunder are the Bulls and the Heat are the Jazz. Sorry Lebron, you jumped on the wrong bandwagon.

Kenny Powders
06-10-2012, 01:07 PM
OKC in 6. Miami had a tough time with the Pacers and aging Celtics. Don't think they can handle the Thunder.

Kenny Powders
06-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Thats because you're a heat fan. Truth is we're taking it back to the 90's and the Thunder are the Bulls and the Heat are the Jazz. Sorry Lebron, you jumped on the wrong bandwagon.

I hate Miami as much as anyone, but that comparison is laughable.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 01:20 PM
LeBron James is 7-2 in 9 career meetings against Kevin Durant. The tale of the tape -- LeBron: 26.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists; Durant: 27.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists.

going to be EPIC

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 01:24 PM
im calling it right now, the heat are about to get smoked worse than they did by the mavs last year. 4-0 thunder........james cant hold durant....perkins will treat anthony like a school girl, ibaka will make bosh look like a confused rookie, and thabo gonna shut down wades operation, and harden easily the best 6th man ive seen in years.

:facepalm: oh boy

beasted86
06-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Miami in 7.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 01:28 PM
the thunder play right into the heats hand. they run and gun, no one is better than the heat at that when they want to, and they turn the ball over a lot.

Also, stop overrating the thunders bench. harden is essentially a starter, collision and haslem are the same player, fisher is nothing anymore. Thats pretty much all they have off the bench. Its 8 on 8 essentially. The heat don't play anyone significant after haslem, miller, and joel off the bench. And the thunder don't play anyone besides Collison and fisher, obviously not counting harden because lets face it he is a starter. So you can stop saying the thunder will win because of their role players because that is garbage.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 01:31 PM
the thunder play right into the heats hand. they run and gun, no one is better than the heat at that when they want to, and they turn the ball over a lot.

Also, stop overrating the thunders bench. harden is essentially a starter, collision and haslem are the same player, fisher is nothing anymore. Thats pretty much all they have off the bench. Its 8 on 8 essentially. The heat don't play anyone significant after haslem, miller, and joel off the bench. And the thunder don't play anyone besides Collison and fisher, obviously not counting harden because lets face it he is a starter. So you can stop saying the thunder will win because of their role players because that is garbage.

Great points.

Thunder do one thing well and thats shoot jumpers, when they are falling they are very hard to beat. But they are beatable for sure.

Force them into low % shots, cant give them wide open looks, dont foul them, out rebound them, force turnovers, attack the paint.

Probably cant do all those things but if miami can do 3 of those things they will have a great chance to win.

Boricuaboy820
06-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Ppl need to stop I don't understand what happen to the nba ppl are here saying that the heat had trouble with the pacers but yet beat them in 6 without bosh and for u ppl to see without bosh yesterday we wouldn't have one the game if bosh would had play since game 1 heat would had won in 5 I like okc chances but I also like the heat this is a make or miss League

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 01:46 PM
Hopefully wade>you keeps his refs posts out of this series

theheatles
06-10-2012, 02:05 PM
What the ****? It's not even a comparable situation, and it's COMPLETELY irrelevant to the matchup. How stupid.

I just copy and pasted that from JA Adande.

Though, he is right. The OKC owners act is far more despicable than anything LeBron has ever done in his life. If you are going to be rooting against LeBron for reasons of leaving cleveland in the ways he did it, it is far less worse than what the Thunder owner did, so you might want to rethink your position.

the problem is most can't put a face on this scumbag, so here he is...

http://www.thelostogle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/clay-bennet-mean.jpg

he just looks evil

NYSPORTSALLDAY
06-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Let's go OKC!

Punk
06-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Wade <=> Westbrook (Both can cancel out each other)

LeBron <=> Durant (Both will cancel each other out)

Ibaka > Bosh (Ibaka can easily defend Bosh outside)

Perkins > Any Miami C

Harden > Miller

Thabo > Battier (Thabo is the only guy who can stick in front of Battier)

Fisher > Cole

Collison > Haslem (Collison is much more active and scrappy)

Nazr Mohammad > Turiaf

Cook <=> James Jones

Thunder in 6.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Wade <=> Westbrook (Both can cancel out each other)

LeBron <=> Durant (Both will cancel each other out)

Ibaka > Bosh (Ibaka can easily defend Bosh outside)

Perkins > Any Miami C

Harden > Miller

Thabo > Battier (Thabo is the only guy who can stick in front of Battier)

Fisher > Cole

Collison > Haslem (Collison is much more active and scrappy)

Nazr Mohammad > Turiaf

Cook <=> James Jones

Thunder in 6.

lmao. at ibaka>bosh

your forgetting a ton of things like most of those guys wont guard each other. there will be a lot of cross matching

theheatles
06-10-2012, 02:50 PM
thunders bench is pretty underwhelming outside of harden, i actually think miamis bench is better not including harden

beasted86
06-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Wade <=> Westbrook (Both can cancel out each other)

LeBron <=> Durant (Both will cancel each other out)

Ibaka > Bosh (Ibaka can easily defend Bosh outside)

Perkins > Any Miami C

Harden > Miller

Thabo > Battier (Thabo is the only guy who can stick in front of Battier)

Fisher > Cole

Collison > Haslem (Collison is much more active and scrappy)

Nazr Mohammad > Turiaf

Cook <=> James Jones

Thunder in 6.

You basically just said the HEAT can cancel out 2 players, yet the other 6 rotation players favor the Thunder.... yet somehow Miami even wins 2 games??

This is how I know you are trolling and don't even believe what you yourself type on this forum. Some other posters might take this seriously though, but it's clear your posts are for mere entertainment and not analysis.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Wade <=> Westbrook (Both can cancel out each other)

LeBron <=> Durant (Both will cancel each other out)

Ibaka > Bosh (Ibaka can easily defend Bosh outside)

Perkins > Any Miami C

Harden > Miller

Thabo > Battier (Thabo is the only guy who can stick in front of Battier)

Fisher > Cole

Collison > Haslem (Collison is much more active and scrappy)

Nazr Mohammad > Turiaf

Cook <=> James Jones

Thunder in 6.

so much wrong with this post.

1) wade is better than westbrook.
2) whether you want to argue a "clutch gene" or not, the facts (stats) say lebron is still the better player by a margin. Better all around, KD is just the better scorer.
3) to say ibaka is better than bosh and can easily guard him has to go up there as one of the dumber things I've seen posted on here.
4) perkins is better than miami's centers, sure. he still isn't anything other than a good low post defender who scowls a lot. He will be matched up with bosh a lot and bosh will have the upper hand.
5) thabo is battier. they are the same player. Long, perimeter defenders who are inconsistent offensive players.
6) fisher and cole are both irrelevant in this series. neither will play a major role and fisher won't be able to keep up with the pace of this series.
7) collison and haslem are the exact same player. udonis is probably the guy who will get more playing time in this series anyway.
8) mohammad and turiaf are both completely irrelevant in this series and they both are garbage big men.
9) the only way cook is better than jones is if you are making that up off the top of your head. Cook is not a good player and is one of the most inconsistent 3 pt shooters I've ever seen. He won't be on the thunder next year and he is shooting 34% from 3 on the year, james jones is up around 41%. so ya, james jones is pretty clearly better than him.

but feel free to continue to spew biased nonsense.

beasted86
06-10-2012, 02:56 PM
I wouldn't even have a problem if he just put all of those matchups and then put 4-0 or 5-1, but because he said the HEAT wins 2 games lets me know he doesn't believe his own nonsense.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 02:56 PM
thunders bench is pretty underwhelming outside of harden, i actually think miamis bench is better not including harden

exactly. people try to paint them as some deep team but they are pretty much the same thing as the heat would be if they continued to bring bosh off the bench.

3RDASYSTEM
06-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Dumbest **** i ever heard is that WADE/BRON are BATMAN and ROBIN

More like BATMAN and HULK

ROBIN is a sidekick

WADE is a 1time Finals MVP/champ,perennial Allstar
BRON is a 3time league MVP with 3 Finals app. and responsible for WADE's 2 out of 3 app. also...so who the **** is ROBIN? ROBIN was a peon compared to BATMAN as to where BRON/WADE are more closely equal,tho i give edge to BRON...he really is a 4time league MVP(robbed last yr)

h2r09
06-10-2012, 03:00 PM
Dumbest **** i ever heard is that WADE/BRON are BATMAN and ROBIN

More like BATMAN and HULK

ROBIN is a sidekick

WADE is a 1time Finals MVP/champ,perennial Allstar
BRON is a 3time league MVP with 3 Finals app. and responsible for WADE's 2 out of 3 app. also...so who the **** is ROBIN? ROBIN was a peon compared to BATMAN as to where BRON/WADE are more closely equal,tho i give edge to BRON...he really is a 4time league MVP(robbed last yr)

people just feel the need for a team to have 1 guy who does more than another. make no mistake, this is lebrons team now, not sure when it happened but it now is his team. That doesnt mean Wade is some sort of side kick now. They are both great players.

sep11ie
06-10-2012, 03:04 PM
You mean:

THUNDER vs heat Finals

h2r09
06-10-2012, 03:06 PM
You mean:

THUNDER vs heat Finals

he got it right. for some reason the heat's team name is in all caps always. Never understood that but he wasn't taking a shot at the thunder in the thread title.

Punk
06-10-2012, 03:12 PM
lmao. at ibaka>bosh

your forgetting a ton of things like most of those guys wont guard each other. there will be a lot of cross matching

Unless the Heat downsize, Ibaka will guard Bosh. And Ibaka > Bosh simply due to the fact he can defend him and block his high arcing shots. The way Bosh's game is, Ibaka can actually defend him pretty well. Perkins isn't going to guard Bosh.

The cross matching will be with Wade/LeBron Westbrook/Durant/Thabo.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Unless the Heat downsize, Ibaka will guard Bosh. And Ibaka > Bosh simply due to the fact he can defend him and block his high arcing shots. The way Bosh's game is, Ibaka can actually defend him pretty well. Perkins isn't going to guard Bosh.

The cross matching will be with Wade/LeBron Westbrook/Durant/Thabo.

You are providing nothing but your opinion to back up that bosh will be shut down by ibaka. bosh is an all-star, he isn't getting shut down by anyone on a consistent basis.

Bosh's last 4 games against OKC over the last 2 years since ibaka has been a major guy in their rotation are- 20 and 7 on 62% shooting. 21 and 11 on mediocre shooting percentage. 18 ad 5 on good shooting on a bad night for him where he couldn't really hang on to the ball. I remember that game the entire heat team was just out of rhythm. ANd the last game he went for 14 and 4 in just 32 minutes because it was the 4th game in 5th night.

Wade and chalmers will guard westbrook, who has been awful against the heat in his career by shooting just 38% overall against the heat. Lebron and battier will guard Durant. And I'm sure a combination of Lebron, wade, and battier will all take turns guarding Harden.

Fnom11
06-10-2012, 03:23 PM
Punk just trolled a few guys pretty hard.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 03:26 PM
Punk just trolled a few guys pretty hard.

Pretty much

Punk
06-10-2012, 03:27 PM
so much wrong with this post.


Yes, there is so much wrong with your post. I'm glad you see it.

1st off, I am talking about each player's roles on their team. Which means they will CANCEL each other out. Production, defense, etc. Not based on who is better.



1) wade is better than westbrook.
So what? They both have the same freaking role on their respective team. Therefore, It's a wash.


2) whether you want to argue a "clutch gene" or not, the facts (stats) say lebron is still the better player by a margin. Better all around, KD is just the better scorer.
WTF? :facepalm:

I SAID THEY WILL CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT. I never mentioned who is better. Both will play each other at the same rate.


3) to say ibaka is better than bosh and can easily guard him has to go up there as one of the dumber things I've seen posted on here.
Bosh is a jumpshooting big. Ibaka plays better defense against bigs of his caliber who shoot it in the mid-range area.

You can call it whatever you want but that is a fact. Bosh will have a hard time scoring just like how Tyson Chandler made it difficult against him last season.

Just stop.


4) perkins is better than miami's centers, sure. he still isn't anything other than a good low post defender who scowls a lot. He will be matched up with bosh a lot and bosh will have the upper hand.
Lol You really think Scott Brooks is going to put Perkins on Bosh for the series? This is why Miami fans are laughed at. They believe things they want to believe.

Unless Miami puts Bosh at C, Ibaka will be on Bosh and Perkins will be on Haslem. They will switch as well and either way you look at it, Miami is small and OKC is not.


5) thabo is battier. they are the same player. Long, perimeter defenders who are inconsistent offensive players.
Thabo can guard 1 through 3 positions. Therefore, Thabo brings more to the table than Battier who can only guard Forwards but Yes they are the same player.


6) fisher and cole are both irrelevant in this series. neither will play a major role and fisher won't be able to keep up with the pace of this series.
:laugh:

The Spurs play at a higher pace and he kept up just fine. You must be joking. They signed Fisher to have a major role in the Finals.


7) collison and haslem are the exact same player. udonis is probably the guy who will get more playing time in this series anyway.
:laugh:


8) mohammad and turiaf are both completely irrelevant in this series and they both are garbage big men.
Mohhamd is the backup C for Perkins, how the hell is he irreverent?


9) the only way cook is better than jones is if you are making that up off the top of your head. Cook is not a good player and is one of the most inconsistent 3 pt shooters I've ever seen. He won't be on the thunder next year and he is shooting 34% from 3 on the year, james jones is up around 41%. so ya, james jones is pretty clearly better than him.

Please tell me where did I say Cook was better than Jones? I said they are the same player. Therefore, they can guard each other.

Do you even read before you post?


but feel free to continue to spew biased nonsense.
Feel free to quit trolling and making yourself look like a fool.

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 03:28 PM
:laugh: At people who say Ibaka is better then Bosh are you guys takig bath salts?! And that the Thunder have a deep bench who else outside of Harden do they have? Fisher? Nope they are the same as the Heat. I think the Heat attack the rim and get Ibaka & Perk in foul trouble.

Ill21
06-10-2012, 03:28 PM
Thunder in 6

basketfan4life
06-10-2012, 03:29 PM
my only tought about this series is, if OKC wins both of the first 2 games it's OKC, if not, the series ends in Miami with Miami winning it all. After the first 2 games, i think it's over.

Hoopsadvocate
06-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Wade <=> Westbrook (Both can cancel out each other)

LeBron <=> Durant (Both will cancel each other out)

Ibaka > Bosh (Ibaka can easily defend Bosh outside)

Perkins > Any Miami C

Harden > Miller

Thabo > Battier (Thabo is the only guy who can stick in front of Battier)

Fisher > Cole

Collison > Haslem (Collison is much more active and scrappy)

Nazr Mohammad > Turiaf

Cook <=> James Jones

Thunder in 6.

LMAO i love when people post stuff like this. SHows just how little they know, but at least its like posting a big i know nothing about basketball please ignore my opinions so the rest of us can not take anything they say in the future seriously.

Hoopsadvocate
06-10-2012, 03:34 PM
for the record ibaka is a clearly better defender than bosh. Bosh is also a clearly better offensive player the Ibaka.

With that said great defenders at their position have guarded great scorers on the same position and NEVER has it ment that that good defender is better than the opposing great scorer.

Its called basketball and its not one dimensional. Bosh is an overall great player and much better than ibaka overall. Now ibaka is no chump he has an improved jumper and is aggressive i expect him to give it to bosh but bosh is by no means an inferior player to him. If you think he is you should consider watching another sport.

JordansBulls
06-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Well officiating shouldn't be an advantage to either team in this one.

Punk
06-10-2012, 03:38 PM
:laugh: At people who say Ibaka is better then Bosh are you guys takig bath salts?! And that the Thunder have a deep bench who else outside of Harden do they have? Fisher? Nope they are the same as the Heat. I think the Heat attack the rim and get Ibaka & Perk in foul trouble.

Who said Ibaka is better? I said Ibaka > Bosh in terms of a head to head matchup in 7 games.

We all know Bosh is a better player but that doesn't change the fact Bosh can be defended properly in a 7 game series.

I do not believe Bosh will get any open looks at all unless they are created by Wade/LeBron attacking the rim and kicking out.

All of these Heat trolls simply can't stand opinions that doesn't favor them. I'm simply stating the truth.

The Thunder will try and re-create the defensive schemes that Dallas used because they are deep enough to do so. Like it or not.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Yes, there is so much wrong with your post. I'm glad you see it.





So what? They both have the same freaking role on their respective team. Therefore, It's a wash.
So if Lebron and Scalabrine have the same role on a team, that means they cancel each other out?






Bosh is a jumpshooting big. Ibaka plays better defense against bigs of his caliber who shoot it in the mid-range area.
Thats all great and mighty, except stats and facts completely disregard this as wrong.



You can call it whatever you want but that is a fact. Bosh will have a hard time scoring just like how Tyson Chandler made it difficult against him last season.
Once again, facts prevail. Bosh against the mavs last year- 20 and 8 on 52% shooting in the regular season. Bosh in the finals- 19 and 8 on 42% shooting, mostly brought down because of the first 2 games of the series.
Bosh against the Knicks this year- 18 and 10 on 47% shooting in the regular season. Bosh against the knicks in the playoffs 15 and 7 on 52% shooting in only 32 mins. So once again, you are making things up thinking no one will check your ****.





Lol You really think Scott Brooks is going to put Perkins on Bosh for the series? This is why Miami fans are laughed at. They believe things they want to believe.
When did i say that?

Unless Miami puts Bosh at C, Ibaka will be on Bosh and Perkins will be on Haslem. They will switch as well and either way you look at it, Miami is small and OKC is not.
I don't care about size. The thunder big men are not offensive threats for the most part. The heat are the better rebounding team than the thunder.


Thabo can guard 1 through 3 positions. Therefore, Thabo brings more to the table than Battier who can only guard Forwards but Yes they are the same player.
Thabo can guard 1,2,3. Battier can guard 2,3,4. Same player.






The Spurs play at a higher pace and he kept up just fine. You must be joking. They signed Fisher to have a major role in the Finals.

Except for the part where fisher was a disaster. 7 ppg but on 37% shooting overall and 26% from 3. Gotta love stats.




Mohhamd is the backup C for Perkins, how the hell is he irreverent?
How about the fact that he played 5 total minutes against the spurs. This right here pretty much sums up the fact that you are just trying to troll heat fans.



Please tell me where did I say Cook was better than Jones? I said they are the same player. Therefore, they can guard each other.
Do you watch basketball?



Feel free to quit trolling and making yourself look like a fool.

Ya, I'm the fool. Feel free to use stats rather than baseless opinions to back up your statements.

76erEaglePhils
06-10-2012, 03:42 PM
LeBron is going to have to carry the team again just like he did in cleveland for miami to even push this series to 6 games. I take the thunder in 5.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Who said Ibaka is better? I said Ibaka > Bosh in terms of a head to head matchup in 7 games.

We all know Bosh is a better player but that doesn't change the fact Bosh can be defended properly in a 7 game series.

I do not believe Bosh will get any open looks at all unless they are created by Wade/LeBron attacking the rim and kicking out.

All of these Heat trolls simply can't stand opinions that doesn't favor them. I'm simply stating the truth.

The Thunder will try and re-create the defensive schemes that Dallas used because they are deep enough to do so. Like it or not.

:laugh2:

Punk
06-10-2012, 03:45 PM
for the record ibaka is a clearly better defender than bosh. Bosh is also a clearly better offensive player the Ibaka.

With that said great defenders at their position have guarded great scorers on the same position and NEVER has it ment that that good defender is better than the opposing great scorer.

Its called basketball and its not one dimensional. Bosh is an overall great player and much better than ibaka overall. Now ibaka is no chump he has an improved jumper and is aggressive i expect him to give it to bosh but bosh is by no means an inferior player to him. If you think he is you should consider watching another sport.

My point simply is, Bosh isn't getting any air space to shoot 3s. He won't be getting any space to shoot open jumpers. His numbers will go down compared to the Boston series. If his numbers stay the way they are right now, OKC has no chance.

It will simply come down to Wade/LeBron vs. Durant/Westbrook/ Harden. Bosh won't give that much offensively unless It's created by LeBron/Wade's penetration.

Heat fans can think whatever they want to think but If Ibaka/Perkins can get past Dirk, Gasol/Bynum, Duncan. What makes you think they cannot give Bosh fits? That's all I'm saying.

h2r09
06-10-2012, 03:51 PM
My point simply is, Bosh isn't getting any air space to shoot 3s. He won't be getting any space to shoot open jumpers. His numbers will go down compared to the Boston series. If his numbers stay the way they are right now, OKC has no chance.

It will simply come down to Wade/LeBron vs. Durant/Westbrook/ Harden. Bosh won't give that much offensively unless It's created by LeBron/Wade's penetration.

Heat fans can think whatever they want to think but If Ibaka/Perkins can get past Dirk, Gasol/Bynum, Duncan. What makes you think they cannot give Bosh fits? That's all I'm saying.

such a stupid post all around. have you ever watched bosh?

Ethix11
06-10-2012, 04:02 PM
Heat in 6.

bucketss
06-10-2012, 04:07 PM
My point simply is, Bosh isn't getting any air space to shoot 3s. He won't be getting any space to shoot open jumpers. His numbers will go down compared to the Boston series. If his numbers stay the way they are right now, OKC has no chance.

It will simply come down to Wade/LeBron vs. Durant/Westbrook/ Harden. Bosh won't give that much offensively unless It's created by LeBron/Wade's penetration.

Heat fans can think whatever they want to think but If Ibaka/Perkins can get past Dirk, Gasol/Bynum, Duncan. What makes you think they cannot give Bosh fits? That's all I'm saying.

wouldn't that be a good thing for the heat? now the lane opens up for two of the best slashers in the nba and have you watched bosh?? hes one of the best pf's driving the the basketball he will get ibaka and especially perkins in foul trouble if they do that

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 04:17 PM
wouldn't that be a good thing for the heat? now the lane opens up for two of the best slashers in the nba and have you watched bosh?? hes one of the best pf's driving the the basketball he will get ibaka and especially perkins in foul trouble if they do that

:nod:

theheatles
06-10-2012, 05:08 PM
I'm glad the Heat are underdogs, it'll make it sweeter when we do win

MTL_123
06-10-2012, 05:11 PM
I find it funny that people still underestimate bosh so much and think that ibaka would shut bosh down. Well this year KG couldnt do it, the one game that bosh played against the pacers hibbert couldnt do it. last year Noah and KG couldnt do it and thos guys are some of the best defensive big mans in the game.

Sneaky
06-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Heat in 6.

samus
06-10-2012, 05:25 PM
I find it funny that people still underestimate bosh so much and think that ibaka would shut bosh down. Well this year KG couldnt do it, the one game that bosh played against the pacers hibbert couldnt do it. last year Noah and KG couldnt do it and thos guys are some of the best defensive big mans in the game.

i agree with you. Bosh was balling yesterday. i was hailing "BOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHH" from the rooftops after watchng him hit threes and getting those O's. Though sorry to say this. were sorta f'd at positions in this game. we really need Bosh to go Big. i cant see wade playing very well. espec. with thabo guardng (wade fav. player) and i no people saying durant cant guard lebron but ive seen hm and his long gangly arms are good at contesting shots. and there bigs.... HEAT will BEAT THE THUNDER THOUGH. WE HAVE LEBRON AND WADE AND BOSH. GAME 1 THUNDER GAME 2 HEAT GAME 3 HEAT GAME 4 HEAT GAME 5 THUNDER GAME 6 HEAT

HEAT 4-2

SteBO
06-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Who said Ibaka is better? I said Ibaka > Bosh in terms of a head to head matchup in 7 games.

We all know Bosh is a better player but that doesn't change the fact Bosh can be defended properly in a 7 game series.

I do not believe Bosh will get any open looks at all unless they are created by Wade/LeBron attacking the rim and kicking out.

All of these Heat trolls simply can't stand opinions that doesn't favor them. I'm simply stating the truth.

The Thunder will try and re-create the defensive schemes that Dallas used because they are deep enough to do so. Like it or not.
You're so called "truth" is very subjective. You forget that while Bosh is a good jump shooter, he can also drive and attack as well as draw fouls. You act as if he can't get Ibaka into foul trouble at any point. Not only that, but as you saw with KG in Games 6 & 7 of the ECF, Ibaka will have to come out of the paint, only making it easier for LeBron and Wade to attack. Bring up Perkins all you want, but he's arguably more foul prone........

You haven't given any "truth" at all, just your opinion. But hey, the NBA forum, where stating your opinion as fact is the cool thing to do......

StinkEye
06-10-2012, 05:55 PM
My point simply is, Bosh isn't getting any air space to shoot 3s. He won't be getting any space to shoot open jumpers. His numbers will go down compared to the Boston series. If his numbers stay the way they are right now, OKC has no chance.

It will simply come down to Wade/LeBron vs. Durant/Westbrook/ Harden. Bosh won't give that much offensively unless It's created by LeBron/Wade's penetration.

Heat fans can think whatever they want to think but If Ibaka/Perkins can get past Dirk, Gasol/Bynum, Duncan. What makes you think they cannot give Bosh fits? That's all I'm saying.

Did any of those guys have LeBron and Wade slashing to the rim? Bosh will get plenty of open looks. Watch Perk and Ibaka get into constant foul trouble.

ZoomPumpkin
06-10-2012, 06:01 PM
This will simply be a 6 or 5 games win 4 the thunder imo. Okc big three are younger but not so far from Miami ones in terms of talent and soundness right now. The discussion about the supporting cast is neither deserving any comment, Okc is far far far far better than Miami. Come on, could you really see someone stopping Ibaka, Perkins, Collison, Sefolosha, Fisher (even if it sounds weird)? No way someone like Turiaf/Anthony/Miller/Battier/Haslem/Chalmers has a little chance. It's possible LBJ or Wade will have a pair of great matches, but that's all...

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 06:03 PM
This will simply be a 6 or 5 games win 4 the thunder imo. Okc big three are younger but not so far from Miami ones in terms of talent and soundness right now. The discussion about the supporting cast is neither deserving any comment, Okc is far far far far better than Miami. Come on, could you really see someone stopping Ibaka, Perkins, Collison, Sefolosha, Fisher (even if it sounds weird)? No way someone like Turiaf/Anthony/Miller/Battier/Haslem/Chalmers has a little chance. It's possible LBJ or Wade will have a pair of great matches, but that's all...

lmao, its a team game and 2 of the big 3 will always be on the court.

ZoomPumpkin
06-10-2012, 06:11 PM
lmao, its a team game and 2 of the big 3 will always be on the court.

so they (particularly Wade who is not at top) will get tired soon. I know LBJ and Wade are absolutely great, not the same 4 bosh imo, but they cannot do it against an entire team (with durant, westb end harden, not a denver nuggets style team...), not in a series

leftymo
06-10-2012, 06:13 PM
I'd say it'll be a sweep but that's really not going to happen. But there is one team playing at a championship level of basketball that is very balanced with size depth, play as a team, experience...

and the other is the Heat. Miami has no shot in this series. OKC is vastly superior to Boston... vastly.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 06:19 PM
I'd say it'll be a sweep but that's really not going to happen. But there is one team playing at a championship level of basketball that is very balanced with size depth, play as a team, experience...

and the other is the Heat. Miami has no shot in this series. OKC is vastly superior to Boston... vastly.

And that would be your opinion, not fact :)

LOOTERX9
06-10-2012, 06:36 PM
I'm glad the Heat are underdogs, it'll make it sweeter when we do win



Well it will help that coward lebron not have as much pressure on him that's for sure

SteBO
06-10-2012, 06:40 PM
so they (particularly Wade who is not at top) will get tired soon. I know LBJ and Wade are absolutely great, not the same 4 bosh imo, but they cannot do it against an entire team (with durant, westb end harden, not a denver nuggets style team...), not in a series
I've heard this so many times, and 9 times out of 10 Miami has proven otherwise. The only real bench scoring OKC has is James Harden. He's the only guy off the bench that Miami should truly concerned about. Other than him, who else should the Heat really fear??!! Ibaka and Perkins are very good interior defenders, but having Bosh out there, a better shooter than Duncan, will force one of them out of the paint and they aren't consistent scoring threats. You're really underselling Bosh here......

LOOTERX9
06-10-2012, 06:43 PM
I've heard this so many times, and 9 times out of 10 Miami has proven otherwise. The only real bench scoring OKC has is James Harden. He's the only guy off the bench that Miami should truly concerned about. Other than him, who else should the Heat really fear??!! Ibaka and Perkins are very good interior defenders, but having Bosh out there, a better shooter than Duncan, will force one of them out of the paint and they aren't consistent scoring threats. You're really underselling Bosh here......

thunder are a great team. them beating spurs sealed deal for me

SteBO
06-10-2012, 06:44 PM
thunder are a great team. them beating spurs sealed deal for me
Can't say I blame you. I wanted no part of them, but to say the Heat have little to no shot now is asinine.

WadeKobe
06-10-2012, 06:47 PM
I'd say it'll be a sweep but that's really not going to happen. But there is one team playing at a championship level of basketball that is very balanced with size depth, play as a team, experience...

and the other is the Heat. Miami has no shot in this series. OKC is vastly superior to Boston... vastly.

First of all, when did prior series mean anything?
Second of all, why do people keep ignoring Bosh's absence in the Boston series?

I mean, it's one thing to have an opinion on who will win this series, and to think it will be OKC. It is a completely different thing to base it on illogical premises.

ZoomPumpkin
06-10-2012, 07:05 PM
I've heard this so many times, and 9 times out of 10 Miami has proven otherwise. The only real bench scoring OKC has is James Harden. He's the only guy off the bench that Miami should truly concerned about. Other than him, who else should the Heat really fear??!! Ibaka and Perkins are very good interior defenders, but having Bosh out there, a better shooter than Duncan, will force one of them out of the paint and they aren't consistent scoring threats. You're really underselling Bosh here......

I'll do it more precisely: LBJ is a little better than Durant, Wade is normally better than Westbr but not in this condition so =, Bosh badder than Harden, battier a lot badder than Ibaka, Chalmers badder than Sefolosha, haslem badder than Perkins, the other badder than Collison, Miller at this level badder than Fisher, add some minutes of Cook if needed or Mohammed to cover some anthony/turiaf. Okc is younger. Okc is more well-balanced. Okc is a more unite team. Okc has more options. The Okc best player is a better clutch player than anyone else. Ibaka can easily follow Bosh anywere. Sefolosha can give Wade at least some bad moments with his defense. If this series won't end with a clear Okc victory, I'll be very happy, sincerely, to see LBJ doing the best performance ever played in a final series.

LOOTERX9
06-10-2012, 07:10 PM
Can't say I blame you. I wanted no part of them, but to say the Heat have little to no shot now is asinine.

Well i think heat would have lost to the spurs. And the thunder beat them 4 straight impressive games. OKC i feel is a heavy favorite here with home court advantage also and a great closer In Durant

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 07:17 PM
I'll do it more precisely: LBJ is a little better than Durant, Wade is normally better than Westbr but not in this condition so =, Bosh badder than Harden, battier a lot badder than Ibaka, Chalmers badder than Sefolosha, haslem badder than Perkins, the other badder than Collison, Miller at this level badder than Fisher, add some minutes of Cook if needed or Mohammed to cover some anthony/turiaf. Okc is younger. Okc is more well-balanced. Okc is a more unite team. Okc has more options. The Okc best player is a better clutch player than anyone else. Ibaka can easily follow Bosh anywere. Sefolosha can give Wade at least some bad moments with his defense. If this series won't end with a clear Okc victory, I'll be very happy, sincerely, to see LBJ doing the best performance ever played in a final series.
badder? wow


Westbrook's 4 games vs Heat over past 2 seasons: 25-of-80 (31.3%), 5.8 assists, 4.0 turnovers.

Jarvo
06-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Ibaka has been getting crazy overrated since he went 11-11 against the Spurs, He's not a scrub but cmon.

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Real basketball fans know Miami is the underdog. Casual fans will say OKC is the underdog.

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 07:43 PM
IMO the spurs were the beat team OKC has faced. But OKC is the best team Miami will have faced.

justinnum1
06-10-2012, 07:47 PM
IMO the spurs were the beat team OKC has faced. But OKC is the best team Miami will have faced.

And miami will be the best defense OKC has faced.(okc will be best offense miami faced) Rondo is the toughest player miami has faced and will face. Westbrick has always struggled against miami, KD will get his, it really will come down to how effective ibaka and perkins are.

As long as miami wins at least one of the first 2 in okc i think they have a great chance of winning this series.

BALLER R
06-10-2012, 07:49 PM
OKC I think is the more versatile team. Also When the pressue is on they don't panic. I don't think the finals will make any difference. Miami needs to learn from last year. No lead is safe. Don't over celebrate just play ball.

showtym24
06-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Fish gets his sixth. Thunder in 6.

49ersLALSFGiant
06-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Thunder in 6, thunder win game 1, 3, 4, & 6
KD finals MVP

blams
06-11-2012, 02:00 AM
Thunder in 6 is kind of funny. Thunder in 7 but LeBron may have something to say about that pick.

cutiepie80
06-11-2012, 02:05 AM
And miami will be the best defense OKC has faced.(okc will be best offense miami faced) Rondo is the toughest player miami has faced and will face. Westbrick has always struggled against miami, KD will get his, it really will come down to how effective ibaka and perkins are.

As long as miami wins at least one of the first 2 in okc i think they have a great chance of winning this series.

OKC will win one of the games 3/4 in Miami. Miami has not battled a team close in a 7 games series like this. The Thunder are the best team in the league and I have been saying that since Feb.

Can the heat win? Yup. It's going to take EVERYTHING they got and that includes Wade performing top notch and not waiting 20 minutes to get ready to play.

Jonathan2323
06-11-2012, 02:09 AM
I have no idea what's going to happen. It's a toss up. Just have to wait and see.

raiderposting
06-11-2012, 03:00 AM
my expectations are huge for this series. I think it can go down as one of the best finals ever. I think it will go all the way to 7, with lebron sucking the life of the OKC crowd with a believe it or not.........clutch win. Lebron will have a monster series, i think he's had enough and instead of trying to be a good guy and try to get his fans back, will say a big **** you and fully embrace the hate.

cutiepie80
06-11-2012, 03:17 AM
my expectations are huge for this series. I think it can go down as one of the best finals ever. I think it will go all the way to 7, with lebron sucking the life of the OKC crowd with a believe it or not.........clutch win. Lebron will have a monster series, i think he's had enough and instead of trying to be a good guy and try to get his fans back, will say a big **** you and fully embrace the hate.

I think he already gave a big **** you to the fans last year when he lost and tried to tell his fans or haters how bad their lives are and how good his is. :)

Jarvo
06-11-2012, 06:58 AM
I still want to know how The Thunder bench is soooooo much better then Miami when they just have Harden.

King41
06-11-2012, 09:48 AM
plz the heat

koreancabbage
06-11-2012, 10:01 AM
screw "team" you only play 6-7 players anyways. bench depth is almost non-existent.

I think its fair to say that its an even match up.

Bosh is gonna make Ibaka' shot blocking ineffective this series.

Westbrook owns Chalmers

everything is pretty much even.

koreancabbage
06-11-2012, 10:02 AM
I still want to know how The Thunder bench is soooooo much better then Miami when they just have Harden.

they won't be able to play their bench anywyas max 6-8 players max off the bench for each team- tight rotations- there is a significant drop off in talent for both teams after their first PG/wing player/Big man off the bench.

basketfan4life
06-11-2012, 10:40 AM
And that would be your opinion, not fact :)

so what? aren't people supposed to post their opinions here ?