2013 NBA Playoffs In-Depth Preview: Miami Heat Vs. Milwaukee Bucks —Breakdown And Prediction

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Here’s a breakdown of the series by position, benches, and coaching:

Miami vs. Milwaukee, by position.

Point Guard: Mario Chalmers vs. Brandon Jennings

Nov 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings (3) dribbles the ball past Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) in the first quarter at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Mario Chalmers has grown to be the answer at point guard that the Miami Heat desperately have tried to figure out the past few years after the summer of 2010. His versatility has a capable passer and a lethal outside shooter makes him an excellent compliment to the superior talent of LeBron and D-Wade.

Has Chalmers grown to be one of the best young point guards in the league? No. However he serves his role adequately of being one of the best role players the Miami Heat have. His in-your-face defense also plays suit to the Miami Heat’s great defense. So credit should be given to where it is deserved.

Brandon Jennings is at another level. His scoring is evidence enough to how good of offensive player. Jennings averages 17.5 points per game compared to Chalmers’ much more pedestrian 8.6. Jennings is also the facilitator of the Bucks’ offense by averaging six and half dimes per contest. Yet again nearly doubling Chalmers in that category.

Can the two really compare? Not really, at least not statistically. However Chalmers well play claustrophobic defense on Jennings which could ultimately leave Jennings as merely a bystander in Milwaukee’s offensive schemes.

Advantage: Bucks