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

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Small Forward: LeBron James vs. Ersan Ilyasova

Apr 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks small forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) in the second half at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 94-83. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

There isn’t much to this debate on who the superior player is. No offense Ersan Ilyasova, you are in fact a very good NBA starter. However no one can compare to the future 4-Time MVP.

LeBron has put up another masterful season to add his already magnificent career. His averages of 26.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.2 APG are average for King James. However like Wade, his field goal percentage sky-rocketed. LeBron was fifth in the entire league in field goal percentage (56.5%).

That is incredible for a wing player to even be one of the leaders in that category. LeBron has grown to be an offensive juggernaut especially because of his ability to now shoot the three pointer. Like his field goal percentage, his three-point field goal percentage sky rocketed to a very respectable 40.6%.

Enough about LeBron, we all know about LeBron.

Ilyasova is a capable starter in the association. He averages double digit points and around seven rebounds a game. However the one thing that doesn’t appear in the stat books is his length and versatility.

Ilyasova is a very good athlete and can give LeBron fits. Will it work effectively, I hardly believe that. However he is no scrub.

Advantage: Heat