The Miami Heat know there's another All-Star point guard standing between them and the championship after surviving a steady threat of Rajon Rondo triple-doubles to reach the NBA finals.
Russell Westbrook poses a different kind of triple threat with his blazing speed, defensive intensity and often-deadly shooting. He brings the Oklahoma City Thunder into the finals playing some of the best basketball of his young career.
During the postseason, he's added better decision-making to his already dangerous arsenal, cutting down on his turnovers while upping his assist totals slightly.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade said Monday he considers Westbrook ''the most athletic guy in the NBA for what he does.'' Wade will share responsibilities in guarding Westbrook when the series starts with Game 1 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.