There are no guarantees for Game 7, except for Brian James giving us his take on what to watch for.
Shaq not being 100-percent is possibly the edge Detroit needs to win and defend its title.
The Heat need more from Dwyane Wade in Game 2 and must play with composure down the stretch in a close game.
With all of the distractions coming out of Detroit, Game 4 will be all about mental toughness for the Pistons.
Second-chance points and fast-break opportunities will determine the Pistons-Heat Game 5 winner.
Dwyane Wade's health could dedtermine who wins Game 6.
Miami had balanced scoring from Shaq, Keyon Dooling and Dwyane Wade and held Washington's bench to five points in Game 1.
Both Miami and Washington bring different perspectives to their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.
FREE INSIDER SAMPLE: In his Nets-Heat scouting report, Brian James says New Jersey's playoff hopes rest on a certain Big Thigh.
Our scout breaks down the seasons of the record eight high school prospects selected in the first round of the 2004 draft.
Our scout breaks down six players who have vaulted from obscurity to play key roles in the NBA.
Our scout tells you why the 12th man matters, and who some of his favorite career "role players" are.
Our scout explains the benefits of the Cuttino Mobley-Doug Christie deal. Also, who are the NBA's best perimeter defenders?
A few teams excel at running the fast break, and our scout explains who the best are and how they do it.
Our scout analyzes the Jazz' guard situation, the Heat's winning secrets, and the big 'O' in Okafor.
Peer into the Heat and Lakers' locker rooms with our scout's look at their Christmas Day game plans.