Does anyone expect any different than a Heat/Lakers final?
Hate both of those teams by the way, but let's just be honest, barring over the top performances by the Celtics or the Thunder and good officiating from the refs, that's gonna be our 2 finals squads hate it like it or love it.
This Heat v Lakers thing is what the NBA wants but I doubt the Thunder/Spurs let the Lakers waltz in without a fight. The Knicks/Celtics/Bulls(pending Rose) are def not letting Miami go without a fight as well.
Why would the Celtics or Thunder getting into the Finals be over the top?
Celtics got younger, deeper, and better heading into this season and they were one quarter away from getting into the Finals last year. Celtics beating the Heat is more unlikely than the Thunder beating the Lakers, but it wouldn't be surprising.
Thunder match up very well against the Lakers and they will likely have home court advantage. Who's Nash going to guard? Heading into the season, OKC is the better team simply because you already know what they'll do and how they'll play. How the Lakers will mesh together is a big question mark for now.
Both Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan were notably vocal through defensive rotations (more so earlier in the scrimmage than later, but this was a very informal setting).