Originally written June 12, 2012 on Red's Army:
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat might be the toughest NBA Finals to call in quite some time.  They are alternately very similar and quite different.  They each boast a 1-2 punch that can be both explosive and inconsistent.  But, as usual, this will be a series that comes down to match-ups, and I think the enough match-ups fall on OKC’s side of things. When Miami has the ball, I expect OKC to put Thabo Sefolosha on Dwyane Wade in an effort to mimic the Celtics plan to limit Wade and the rest of the group in hopes of keeping Miami’s scoring in check.  Remember, in that monster Game 6 performance by LeBron James, the Heat still didn’t score 100 points.  So it’s possible to let him have an historic game but still keep within striking distance.  I’d let Kevin Durant handle LeBron James 1-on-1 and deal with the consequences.  Put Westbrook on Chalmers, Serge Ibaka on Shane Battier and Perkins on Chris Bosh. In a best-case scenario for OKC, Durant plays off LeBron, dares him to sh...
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