A Position-By-Position Breakdown of the NBA Finals

May 31st, 2010 by Curt Hogg Leave a reply »
The 2008 NBA Playoffs came down to the very same finale.

The veteran-laden Boston Celtics taking on the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers to determine the NBA Champion. The Celtics took down the Lakers in six games, winning it all on their home floor.

The cast is almost identical. Boston will start the same five it did in the '08 series and Glen Davis is still the main bench contributor. Los Angeles has added Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum to their Finals squad, but that is the only significant difference (unless Ronny Turiaf is significant).

Both teams have experienced coaches in Doc Rivers and Phil Jackson.

It appears to play out as a competitive series, but who knows with the way this postseason has gone. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the NBA Finals, which starts on Thursday night.

Point Guard: Rajon Rondo (BOS) vs. Derek Fisher (LA)

This match-up is very close. Both players have won NBA titles as the starting point guard. Fisher, 35, is the veteran of the two. He turns the ball over less than Rondo, but his offense is inferior. He can be a streaky shooter, but always seems to come up big in the ...

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