The Associations 2014 Conference Finals - TBT Post
With most of the first round play-off game 1s over and done with i just want to throw a tbtpost on the 2014 NBA Conference Championships.
So if you were living under a rock or have no interest whatsoever in sports or the NBA, the Miami Heat played the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
I had the Heat winning the series as I didn't see the Pacers as a championship caliber team back then. The Pacers were such a good defensive team during the regular season that year and people were riding the Indy train early on but common, the Pacers limped into the playoffs and then limped into the conference finals.
Heat with the big three of James, Wade, and Bosh, was as dominating as ever. They swept the Bobcats and then took care of the Nets in the second round. I didn't see the Pacers turning it a notch or two to even match the level of basketball that the Heat were playing.
For the East Finals, I had Heat winning 4 - 1 but they won the series 4 - 2
Out West, was more interesting. San Antonio Spurs played like champions all throughout the playoffs and they met the young OKC Thunder led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
It was a shame that Serge Ibaka was ruled out for the remainder of the season. Ibaka was OKC's anchor on defense and one has to think how the series could have been different had he played. Tony Parker was also nursing a hamstring injury but at that time, it was all a ruse.
Anyway, the match-up boiled down to experience vs youth and with Coach Pop on the bench, I gave the advantage to the Spurs.
For the West Finals, I had San Antonio winning, 4 - 2 which was what had happened
Loyalty eventually won over royalty and the Spurs were crowned champs trouncing the Heat in the series, 4-1.
Fast forward to today, who you got? who you picking?
Feel free to chime in here. Would love to see some NBA discussion going on here.
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