Simulation Result: Miami Heat Defeat Los Angeles Clippers in Seven Games
Heat Leading Performer: LeBron James, 26.3 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 6.4 APG
Clippers Leading Performer: Blake Griffin, 25.0 PPG, 9.7 RPG, .9 BPG
Notable Stat 1: Wade scored 29 points in Game 7.
Notable Stat 2: Bosh led the Heat in scoring twice.
Notable Stat 3: The Clippers out-rebounded the Heat by just nine.
2K is predicting another parade in South Beach. But as was the case in reality last year, the Heat are going to have endure a grueling seven-game series to earn it.
Almost replicating our Heat-Pacers sim, Miami's favorite son, Dwyane Wade, stepped up in a big way in the series-clincher. He poured in 29 points in Game 7.
Many feel that if Dwyane can stay healthy and productive throughout this postseason the Heat will win it all again. The results of our 2K experiment would certainly back that thinking up. Wade is the postseason's greatest X-factor.
Dwyane certainly received plenty of help from LBJ and Bosh, who each had monster performances in must-win games. The Clippers are clearly a fantastic team, but they still don't have the top-tier talent Miami has, and that appeared to be why the Heat won.
Miami will become the fourth franchise in NBA history to three-peat, so says our sim.
The reign of King James and Co. continues.