The Eastern Conference finals matchup is set: Miami Heat-Boston Celtics.
It's a series that everyone wanted to see, despite the general public's distaste for the 76ers-Celtics Eastern Conference semifinal series. That's because folks want to see Boston go against LeBron James one more time, despite the Celtics' aversion to offense. LeBron's inability to beat Boston in a prior Cleveland life fuels much of the intrigue, here.
Miami has a better squad altogether and should be favored, but the C's have a few advantages in select spots. This is because the Heat are top-heavy. So, while I believe that Boston has better players at three positions, I still wouldn't pick them to win this thing.
With Chris Bosh expected to miss this EC finals, Miami expects nearly all its offense and much of its defense to come from two players, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. But you could hardly ask for two better players from which to derive all your offense.
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Article written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss