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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, 10:06 AM
 
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Who will win, in how many games

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Man, this is the best NBA Finals matchup in all of it's history. I think it will be the Heat in Game 7 with a score of 117-116 in OT.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:03 AM
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Thunder in 6 possibly 7. It would be nice to see Battier get a ring with his career winding down soon, but i have no problem with OKC winning it. Durant is such a likeable guy.

OKC's depth will give them the edge. The Heat go through these long offensive droughts that are just gonna do them in. I think OKC will keep Lebron from going to the rim alot and make him a jump shooter. The Heat players need to cut to the rim for passes from Lebron. I rarely saw that in the Celtic series. They were just standing around waiting for the pass at the 3pt line. If the Heat are gonna win, their role players really need to step it up. Miller needs to hit 3s again. He has been worthless so far.

The other factor for OKC is Westbrook. If he plays under control and distributes the ball like he should instead of making it a 1-on-1 show, then OKC wins it no doubt. Heat will try to bait him into a personal thing i bet.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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I am torn, the Heat have more experience but OKC has *by far* the better complimentary players and bench.

Westbrook makes me nervous when he tries too hard....
Lebron is a very tough defender....but Durant is unstoppable....
NOt sure Bosh is back up to strength.

Sigh. I will take OKC in 6 I guess.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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This will be a great series but I have to give the edge to OKC.

The most interesting thing will be the cross match-ups in the front court. Miami will no doubt try to play a lot of small ball with a lineup consisting of Chalmers, Wade, Miller/Battier, Lebron, Bosh/Haslem. I don't think we will see much of Bosh and Haslem on the court at the same time. Hence the small ball. Meanwhile OKC would like to play with Perk and Ibaka on the court at the same time. However, I don't think Perk has the offensive game to take it to the Heats smaller lineup like he should. Therefore I could see Collison getting a lot more time especially since he has quick feet and will be able to defend the perimeter.

Will be entertaining as hell with NBA's top two players going at each other but I see the Thunder prevailing in 5 or 6 games.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Very entertaining matchup. Two athletic, explosive teams that should make for some great basketball. Both Lebron and Durant will have their moments. Wade is going to have a tough series being guarded by Selfolosha along with whatever injuries are impacting him. Bosh had a stellar game 7 against Boston, but I'm not sure if he's all the way back. Westbrook is going to have to resist the urge to play hero, and play smart basketball. Role players edge goes to OKC.... Personally I'd love to see a seven game series but my gut tell me OKC in 6.

Lebron vs Durant....someone get David Stern a bib.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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I think it will go the full seven games, with the Thunder winning. I'd take Durant/Westbrook/Harden over Lebron/Wade/Bosh, and the Thunder have a better bench and overall team.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Heat in 7... Lebron MVP.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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If the Heat can play with intensity for the entire series (which they haven't done so far) they can win, in spite of OKC being loaded with talent and speed. Game 1 is key: Heat needs to make sure they don't get caught off guard, as it will be a completely different pace than during the Eastern Conference Play-offs.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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If the Heat can play with intensity for the entire series (which they haven't done so far) they can win, in spite of OKC being loaded with talent and speed. Game 1 is key: Heat needs to make sure they don't get caught off guard, as it will be a completely different pace than during the Eastern Conference Play-offs.
I don't think game one will matter for the Heat at all. Thunder will blow them out. How the Heat react to getting blown out in game one will be key. Lay down or fight back? I'm going with lay down. Thunder in 5.
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