Best: Cavaliers @ Heat: LeBron vs. Wade. Both players have had games where they scored 40-50 points but still lose the game. We don’t expect a shootout from these two superstars just like there isn’t a shootout between LeBron and Carmelo. Shaq has to avoid foul trouble for Miami to win. Ilgauskas isn’t a tough defender, but he has an inside game that could potentially cause O’Neal to miss. We still don’t think it will happen. Who’s the best? LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant? Time will tell and these types of games will tell us to see what each one has. This will be a possibly close game.
Expected score: Miami wins 99-94
Runner-up: Spurs @ Warriors: Golden State has a slump when it comes to finishing games. What separates the contenders from the suitors is the key factor. The Yankees would always get a clutch double when they needed it. Golden State, not so good. This game may not even be closed though, take San Antonio on tour after fighting a couple of games before this one. San Antonio double digit victory.
Expected score: San Antonio wins 93-80
San Antonio is a consistent winner on the road. The Golden State Warriors have not been a good home team.