Sunday, June 10, 2012
2 big questions for the Heat heading into The Finals
With a 101-88 win over the Celtics Saturday night the Heat will face their biggest challenge yet in the NBA Finals against Oklahoma City Thunder. This will mark the second straight finals appearance for Miami (we all know what happened last year). Coming in, there are two big questions facing the Heat. The first is not how they will match up against the likes of Kevin Durant or Russel Westbrook, but Serge Ibaka. at 6' 10", and with tremendous shot blocking ability, Ibaka creates a major match up problem for Miami. The logical choice would be to put Chris Bosh on Ibaka, but Bosh lacks some of the muscle and strength needed to guard him. The match up should be fun to watch come Tuesday night. The second question is, how will Lebron play? Without question Lebron is the best player in the game and in these playoffs so far, but if the man has any hopes of winning his first championship against this lethal Thunder team, he will need to play with the intensity he showed in games 5 and 6 against Boston. I expect him to.