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Thunder guard James Harden
The talk of this series has been all about the big name players: James, Wade, Chris Bosh, Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
While it is certainly true that those six players are going to have the biggest impact on the game, the truth is that the depth of these two teams is going to be a big factor, as well.
When the Thunder have been on the road this postseason, they are averaging 102 points per game. Durant, Harden and Westbrook are averaging 71.4 of those road points, but they are getting very little help from their bench, with five other players combining to average just 30.6 points per game on the road.
That type of "team" play simply won't work down in Miami. The Thunder will need to have more evenly balanced scoring to be able to keep the Heat from locking down on the big guns.
Unfortunately for the Thunder, they don't have the depth to have more balanced scoring and that lack of depth is going to haunt them in this series.