On January 17, 2013, the Miami Heat will travel to play the Los Angeles Lakers in a star-studded showdown. So what should we be watching for?
The positional matchups are endless, with All-Stars and league MVPs all around. The true determining factors will not be limited to one-on-one battles, though, but instead which team is built to achieve victory.
Believe it or not, the 16-21 Lakers are perfectly designed to pull off this upset.
Will Miami improve upon its 8-8 road record? Or will the Lakers begin to turn their season around with a major W?
Here are the factors that will decide just that.