This is a very interesting matchup. So far as I can see, it comes down to 3 main things 1 - Defense. Offensively, these are very evenly matched teams when it comes down to all out scoring talent. The ability of OKC to defend transition plays, and MIA's ability to defend both the perimeter and flex plays with Durant curling around from the corner to the high post. I am also interested to see if the Heat still use the double post to create plays, and whether OKC can shut it down 2 - Passing - OKC are far more efficient when they pass the ball. Isolation's are not great, but MIA chokes off passing lanes very effectively. It will be interesting to see if OKC can maintain their play from the previous series, because it was beautiful basketball. 3 - Role players. We can make the assumption that MIA has the better core players, not by a lot, but they certainly have an advantage. Ruling out an injury, the impact of the surrounding cast (not necessarily the bench) is extremely important. Especially when it is considered who they match up against. Chalmers/Cole v Westbrook, Anthony/Juwan/Haslem v Ibaka/Perkins. I believe that the Heat are well placed. They have the talent to go all the way. But it is a good matchup! I look forward to watching the first game tomorrow morning.