If Game 1 is any indication of the 2012 NBA Finals in its entirety, we are in for a treat. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat played a highly competitive and incredibly entertaining contest on Tuesday night, with the most compelling stars making incredible plays, the most dependable role players providing much-needed production and both coaches making plenty of intriguing strategic decisions.
But what from the tea leaves of Game 1 can we predict for Game 2?
There was a lot going on in terms of cross-matching and matchup manipulation in general, leaving both Erik Spoelstra and Scott Brooks with lots of room for potential adjustment if need be.
Beyond that, this series proves incredibly difficult to judge from game to game. Both teams are tremendously talented and occasionally thrown off-balance, and to say decisively what might occur in Game 2 would require a level of premonition far above all of our pay grades.
Yet, there are some slight predictors as to what might be coming our way in Game 2 and beyond. What did you see in Game 1 that might forebode a Finals trend and which aspects of either team's play might ultimately prove unsustainable?