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NBA Finals Preview: Key Matchup Is Jameer Nelson Versus Team Doctors

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will have the biggest impact on the outcome of the 2009 NBA Championship series against the Los Angeles Lakers whether he plays or not.

Before explaining why, we need to agree the NBA is a league of matchups.  And the NBA playoffs are matchups on steroids, as each team gets nothing but continuous looks at the same plays and same defenders for up to seven games in a playoff series.

It doesn't matter which of the two teams has more talent.  What matters is which team can create a mis match that the other team cannot counter—offensively or defensively.

Take a look at the regular season of each of the teams that made the playoffs this year in the NBA.&...

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