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View Poll Results: Who, and in how many games?
Thunder in 4 1 1.82%
Thunder in 5 7 12.73%
Thunder in 6 20 36.36%
Thunder in 7 6 10.91%
Heat in 4 1 1.82%
Heat in 5 8 14.55%
Heat in 6 2 3.64%
Heat in 7 10 18.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Something that has always annoyed me about the finals is the 2-3-2 set up.

I can easily see the Heat taking all three at their home. If not, certainly two of three. Which, depending on if the Thunder can hold home court, would mean the series being at 3-2 in favor of the Heat with two games left to play in Oklahoma.

I'd say the first two games are key...Thunder need to win both. If they go split, the series may be over before it ever gets back to OK.

And even at 3-2, I'd give the edge to the Heat to win a game six or seven.

I'm calling the Heat in 6. They split the first two. They go to Miami and get two. And they come to OKC and close out a game 6.

Conversely, the Thunder are going to need both of the first two games. I honestly can't see them coming away from Miami with more than one. So, hopefully they get the first two and finish them off in game six.

They won't win a game seven...it's a six game series for the Thunder.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Heat doesnt look so even w the experts...
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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My series predictions have been pretty accurate throughout the NBA playoffs. My prediction for the NBA Finals is "Heat in 7".
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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I'll say Thunder in 6.

I don't think miami can win 3 straight, games 3, 4 and 5. The offensive droughts from Miami are going to do them in. Lebron should be going for 30-35 a game.

The Thunder are more skilled though.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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It's a tough call. I like OKC's depth much better; I'm especially impressed with James Harden & generally with the way the team passes the ball in spite of having a dominant go to guy like Durant.

Heat have been here before which is generally a big edge. If I'm not mistaken both Wade and LeBron have been to the finals twice before. Is there a way for both to lose? That would be my preference. As a Seattle-area fan it is tough to root for the Thunder, and a lot of people I am not a fan of the synthetic super-team, the Heat. That said even I can admit this should be a very watchable finals and doubtless will get good ratings.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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My series predictions have been pretty accurate throughout the NBA playoffs. My prediction for the NBA Finals is "Heat in 7".
I am curious why anyone would even pick the Heat in 7? OKC has HCA. Why would the supreme team lose on its home court in the end. OKC dominates at home and has the loudest fans by far...
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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As much as I despise them, I think the Heat will do what they need to take it this year, especially with Bosh back in the mix. I hope I'm wrong, but that's the feeling.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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I am curious why anyone would even pick the Heat in 7? OKC has HCA. Why would the supreme team lose on its home court in the end. OKC dominates at home and has the loudest fans by far...
Agreed. There is no way the Thunder would lose game 7 in OKC.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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I am curious why anyone would even pick the Heat in 7? OKC has HCA. Why would the supreme team lose on its home court in the end. OKC dominates at home and has the loudest fans by far...
By your thinking... the Heat can only win in 5. cause game 6 & 7 are both in OKC.

The percentages are much better for the Heat to win in 6 or 7 vs 5...
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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It is absolutely critical IMO that the Heat go home for games 3/4/5 with a split. It's going to be a seriously tall order taking the final two games in OKC.
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