The 5 NBA Finals match-ups we would love to watch
4. Los Angeles Clippers vs Indiana Pacers
The battle of the dark horses, this would be an exciting match up for the NBA Finals. Two dark horses battle each other and go head to head. The Indiana Pacers are one of the deadliest teams in the Eastern Conference. They gave the Miami Heat a tough time in last year’s Playoffs, where they took the early lead over the Bosh-less Heat. Miami made a series run to eventually close out the Pacers, but this season Paul George has become the Pacers’ biggest threat. Indiana is currently sitting in 2nd place at the Eastern Conference. They look to make a playoff run and might even make the Finals, while the Los Angeles Clippers have made noise in the Western Conference. “Lob-city” has been dubbed a playoff threat. They’re one of the top dark horses as the playoffs approach. This would be an exciting match up, featuring two young, very skilled NBA teams.
3. Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat
Everyone has been waiting for this Finals match for years right now. The rivalry of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James is starting to come to a head. Both players have been compared to Michael Jordan, and this could be their chance to show the people who is deserving of such a comparison. These two have never met in the Playoffs but, maybe this is the time where both of them finally get to take their shot at each other. Let’s not forget both teams have a star-studded roster. The Lakers, who are led by Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace and Antawn Jamison, are looking to make a Playoff run. The Lakers have been struggling this season and are looking to turn things around, while the Miami Heat, who are led by LeBron James, alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, have been on a rampage this season, and can smell blood, as they head into repeat mode.
2. Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics
Everybody wants too see this finals match again. Two teams that are trying to find their identity this season, and trying to lock themselves into a Playoff spot. The Lakers / Celtics rivalry involves the two most popular franchises in NBA history. It has been called the best rivalry in the sports. They have 12 Finals meeting ( 2010 was their last final match where the Lakers won. ) the Celtics have won the Finals Series 9 – 3 ( Boston Celtics won the first 8. ). This is a Finals dream come true, even if it’s a long shot.
1. Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat