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Breaking Down Each NBA Conference Finalist's Winning Philosophy
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The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers each have different formulas that have brought them to the conference finals.

No winning formula is the same in the 2013 NBA playoffs.

The success of the four conference finalists has nothing to do with payroll, nor does it follow a specific method of acquiring players.

Each franchise's ideology is different.

It's big spending versus proficient drafting and a protected dynasty battling a puzzle pieced together.

The defensive styles or offensive schemes may be similar, but the ways these teams have found success each follow a different philosophical model.

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