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NBA Playoffs – Inside Drive: Fast Six

Miami Heat

Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat tussle with eighth seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA play-offs. The Miami Heat big three – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh – are a match-up nightmare for coaches and players on game night alike; which is evident in the franchises 60-plus win regular season record, along with being the reigning NBA World Champions. A repeat is on the agenda in SouthBeach.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Is there a more potently cohesive offensive tandem in the NBA than Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? The Thunder rapidly run, are young, and to watch as a fan – freshingly fun. The Oklahoma Thunder depth chart clustered with selfless, complimentary role players in Spanish shot-blocking machine Serge Ibaka, Swiss defensive locker Thabo Sefolosha, rugged enforcer Kendrick Perkins, and additional scoring punch from Kevin Martin, are steady intagible ingredients to assist the hungry OKC to prevail on the grand stage. A lock for the NBA finals?

New York Knicks

New York Knicks have mounted a serious threat to contendership throughout the NBA regular season, whilst relighting the spirit of the worlds most famous arena – MadisonSquareGarden. All-star swingman Carmelo Anthony has exhibited leadership, consistency and unmatched dedication in raising his game when it has mattered most in pulling the Knicks through almost single-handedly on many ocassions. A cast of grizzled seasoned pros (Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Pablo Prigioni) provided much needed stability, grit and experience to allow New Yorkers to experience true greatness once more. JR Smith gung-ho scoring is an asset; whereas reigning defensive player of the year – Tyson Chandler – has been pivotal. Heading into the post season, the high consensus expectations in Big apple, there is a longing for even bigger results…

San Antonio Spurs

Coach Greg Popovich is a lieutenant-like disciplinarian and unbridled motivator who has kept the savvy San Antonio Spurs nucleas of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan in tact – and in check – for a decade; with multiple championship banners to show for. Brazilian finesse-style forward Tiago Splitter, and undersized blue-collar bruiser power forward DeJuan Blair will alleviate pressure from Tim Duncan; which will allow the former NBA MVP to recuperate in the gruelling, unforgiving play-off series. As a conservatively – and consumately – professional outfit with a results-driven yet unspectacular highlight reel mentality, the Texan outfit will certainly come out guns blazing.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers have silently strung together a series of solid performances in 2012/2013; clinching second place in the NBA Eastern Conference. Danny Granger, George Hill, Paul George and Roy Hibbert have played exceptionally sound, despite being among the NBA’s most underrated teams. A dark horse in the post-season.

LA Clippers

The alternate hoops half in la la land has seemingly sealed supremacy over its counterpart – LA Lakers. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have forged a sixth sense understanding on the court throughout the season; with Jamal Crawford pouring points from the pine, to aid the cause of a legitimate LA Clippers NBA championship chase. In conclusion, DeAndre Jordan’s serviceable solid production down the middle has been an X-Factor, with his rebounding and defensive stalwart reputation. The LA Clippers haven’t come this far to go home…

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WRITTEN BY : Dean Perretta [ @Dean2185 ]

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