Miami Heat vs. OKC Thunder: Which Team Has Better Title Chance in 2012-13?

December 18th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
The 2012 NBA Finals offered one of the most lasting impressions in league history. LeBron James won his first career NBA championship, taking down friend and rival Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The question is, is it LeBron's Heat or Durant's Thunder that have the better title chance in 2012-13?

Thus far, Oklahoma City has jumped out to an NBA-best record of 20-4. They've done so by winning 11 consecutive games and dropping their four losses by an average of just 7.3 points per game.

In turn, Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder have reclaimed their crown as the Western Conference's elite. Even without James Harden.

As for the Heat, their ride has been a bit more turbulent.

Miami presently sits at 15-6 and ranks second in the Eastern Conference behind the 18-6 New York Knicks. They dropped each of their two meetings with the Knicks, losing by 20 points in both outings.

They've also suffered an 18-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies and a defeat at the hands of the 3-18 Washington Wizards.

Although we could measure title odds based off of the first quarter of the season, there is too much ...

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