no, they won because dwayne wade took over. he either drove to the hoop and kicked it out to posey or williams/to shaq...or scored or got fouled or both. defense doesn't win championships. the rules need to go back to being defensively oriented before you can say that again. with the emertgence of lebron james, dwayne wade, and kobe's 81 points ratings have gone up and the rules have been adapted to fit those player's style of play. those guys shoot way too many free throws.
and our regular seasn record probably wont improve but the playoffs is what matters as evidenced by last year.