Re: IYO, was that a relatively easy path to Championship?
That's disrespectful to the Pacers and Spurs IMO. I didn't see any of those teams beating Miami in the East besides Indiana at the start of the season. Then in the west, there was Memphis and the Spurs who met in the WCF so Miami may have been fortunate to avoid Memphis, but the Spurs took them to 7. OKC wouldn't beat Miami, LA (looked good on paper) wasn't going to make the Finals, and the Nuggets weren't going to make the Finals IMO.