Once again, I acknowledge that my matchup is a tough one. But I still like my team to come out with the W. Here's why.
PG: Kyle Lowry/Jordan Farmar/John Lucas
SG: Ray Allen/Daniel Green
SF: Shawn Marion/Corey Maggette
PF: Carlos Boozer/Antawn Jamison/Drew Gooden
C: Dwight Howard/Boris Diaw/Drew Gooden
A- Where's his scoring going to come from? Looking at his team, he doesn't have one go-to-guy. And don't bother saying Dwight. If you think that, you clearly don't watch basketball.
B- Westbrook will have his way with any defender on this team. There is absolutely nobody on this Pacers roster who can guard him.
C- Boozer is a statue. There's a reason he fell so far down in the draft. Bosh will have his way all day on him.
D- His team has some efficient three point-shooters. But none of them can create their own shots. That would be fine IF their roster had a player who could consistently penetrate and kick out. I don't see a player of that caliber.
E- Other than his rotation at the 5, I like my bench better. Sessions>Farmar, Mo>Green, Brewer>Maggette, Odom>Jamison, and Diaw/Gooden>Ayon/Wallace.
F- I truly believe that if you look at and compare our teams, I have the better players/rotation from 1-4. And Noah is an above average post defender. Howard will definitely have to work to score and contribute on the boards.
PG- Russell Westbrook/Ramon Sessions
SG- Klay Thompson/Mo Williams
SF- Shane Battier/Corey Brewer/Dahntay Jones
PF- Chris Bosh/Lamar Odom/Gustavo Ayon
C- Joakim Noah/Gustavo Ayon/Ben Wallace
While his team is "well-rounded", it doesn't do anything exceptionally well. It's not a great scoring team, and it's not a great defensive team. It's not a great passing team, and its not a great rebounding team (though Dwight may help there). And most importantly, it has nobody who can take over a game. If you watched the NBA Finals, you would see just how important that is.