I'm telling you, if it's a finals rematch, OKC is going down again. They haven't learned or changed ANYTHING from last years' finals it seems.
Brooks is just a terrible coach. He has them just running ISO after ISO and putting up jumpers like crazy. He's still going with Perkins even though he literally does not contribute AT ALL. The only justification for Perkins getting minutes is to defend the Bynums and Howards and other centers that play back to the basket in the L. Miami couldn't be farther (or further?) from that. He has no offensive game (and despite this he insists on getting touches on the block sometimes, ugh), so his presence is inexplicable. It also puts Ibaka on Battier, that is, far from the paint where he can block shots.
If I was Brooks, I'd run this lineup in important stretches:
Westbrook-Martin-Sefolosha-Durant-Ibaka. You can switch everything on D (though you're better off putting Martin on Battier or someone like that and not having switch on neither LeBron or Wade), every guy can hit shots, you can run with them, you put Ibaka back in the paint defensively...
I'd start Perkins only to give the ****er some satisfaction, but wouldn't play him more than 8 minutes, if that, honestly. I'd roll with Collison instead.
I mean it's so obvious that Perkins is a negative against Miami. Is he scared of him or something?
If we don't want Miami to repeat (I definitely don't want that), I think SAS is the candidate to beat them. Maybe, maybe, the Clippers, but CP3 would have to be amazing, Griffin would have to play very well, and they would have to make their 3s. I think SAS has the best chance, they are the more experienced team, they have the best coach in the game, they move the ball like no other team in the league, their role players always step up...
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.