Thunder in six. If
The Thunder are coming off a confidence-inspiring showing in the Western Conference finals against the
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A tantalizing Finals showdown of Big Threes, one organic, one manufactured; three-timers, a scoring champ and an MVP; and collars, blue and popped.
The Thunder have a better bench (
They also has (a crazy loud) home-court advantage. OKC just plowed through 10 of the last 13
Heat won't be denied
They won't be a popular champion, but it's as if they've been playing against the world from the start anyway. The Heat will not be denied this time.
They're beyond hungry after losing in the
The deeper Thunder have
The Heat have the experience, and Chris Bosh is back. Their title blueprint is on the line, as is LeBron's reputation. Heat in six.
Thunder will rumble
Size wins in the playoffs. Home-court advantage doesn't hurt either. And a solid point guard? Check, please.
As much as this felt like the Heat's year, the Thunder will win in six or seven games.
LeBron James is on a mission, as his sterling performances in Game 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals proved. And he will be dominant in this series. But the Heat's biggest weaknesses are point guard and frontcourt size.
Russell Westbrook will dazzle. And Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins and