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

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Center: Chris Bosh vs. Larry Sanders 

Dec 29, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) during the first quarter at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

This position match-up might be the most interesting pair-up in the series. It’s the traditional rivalry between offense and defense.

Chris Bosh is a dynamic offensive player, and there is no denying that. Chris Bosh statistically has the best mid-range shot in basketball. By that I mean, he has the highest field goal percentage outside of 16 feet and inside the three-point line.

Bosh is also great finisher inside the paint and has moments where he can use his agility to get past a slower defender in the post.

Bosh has season averages of 16.6 PPG and 6.8 RPG. Those are well below his career averages, but that’s expected when you have two of the best players in the world on your team. Bosh has played extremely well for the Heat and is known to hit clutch shots.

Larry Sanders is a different breed of a player. Sanders is the premier shot blocker in the NBA and is in the running of being defensive player of the year. He blocks shots at the rate of 2.8 per game and gets 9.5 rebounds per game.

His lack of an offensive game may be a problem. However his extreme athleticism is extremely useful in finishing at the basket.

I’ll take offense over defense though and not to mention the eight all star appearances.

Advantage: Heat