Coaches are the difference. Phil's triangle offense is basically a half court offense system. And Phil mixes it with super star's isolated plays. Super star's isolated plays are supported by triangle offense run by rest of the teammates. Super star's influence is maximized in this system. It works consistently, in both regular season and playoff, even against great defensive teams like Spurs and Celtics. Besides, Phil also emphasizes on defense, including man-on-man defense. His team can play very high level team defense and man-on-man lock down defense, especially in final minutes. It works too, even against great offensive teams like Kings and Suns. MDA is basically an offense coach. And his system is a full court team offense system. Lead by a playmaker, other players are ridding on the system to score. Isolated, one-on-one plays are not encouraged. It relays on the playmaker, instead of a scorer, to carry the offense. His system doesn't need player with great isolated, one-on-one scoring skill in fact. Teams running this kind of offense like Kings, Suns and recent years' Spurs didn't work well in the playoff before. Besides, MDA doesn't emphasis on defense and is almost no man-on-man lock down defense. Even with similar rosters, the offensive and defensive philosophy are different under 2 coaches. Let's see if MDA can make it work in the playoff this time.