By Quixem Ramirez, Project Spurs.com
The Miami Heat are scary good. With their 16-point victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, extending their season-high win streak to 15 games, the Heat are seven games ahead of the second-seeded Indiana Pacers.
The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, will welcome Chicago, Portland and Oklahoma City to the AT&T Center this week. If the Spurs lose at least one game and Miami takes care of Orlando, losers of 31 of their last 36 games, Philadelphia, whose offensive "attack" ranks behind Charlotte (adjusted for schedule) and Indiana, the Heat will hold the best record in the league. The difference is only a game and a half.
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless of ESPN's First Take, explored potential playoff matchups for the defending champions. Oklahoma City is still in the mix but the usually combative duo agreed on one thing: San Antonio presents a unique combination of coaching, execution and depth that could be good enough to upend the Heat in a seven-game series. (Note: Assuming Tony Parker doesn't suffer any setbacks in rehabilitating his left ankle.)
For the sake of comparison, we will break down the potential Finals matchup, focusing on both sides of the ball.
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