If anyone is going to thrive in the up-tempo pace that the Heat will likely force on this game, it's Kemba Walker.
The second-year star out of UConn has done a fine job quickly establishing himself as an effective all-around point guard, capable of running an offense and contributing everyone on the court. On the season, he is averaging 17.1 points, 5.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest.
But when it comes down to it, Walker, who is one of the best ball-handlers and penetrating guards in the league, is still most dangerous in transition and in a free-flowing game.
He'll get exactly that against Miami.
Heat Player to Watch: LeBron James
Is there anything that can be said about James that hasn't already been said?
The 6'8", 250-pound barreling, athletic, strong, intelligent forward/guard/everything else is having one of the best individual seasons of all time.
James is shooting an unfair 55.4 percent from the field (along with 39.3 percent from deep and 75.0 percent from the line) en route to 26.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.