The Pacers had an up and down season but were a tough matchup for the Heat and started playing well again after the first round. Miami played very well in that series to keep it short, but could not continue that same level of play in the finals as Wade seemed like he got worn down. Brooklyn was a much better team than their record indicated and played very well in the 2nd half of the season. They made Miami work to earn those wins and that series could have been closer if a few bounces went the other way. I agree that Charlotte was probably one of the easiest playoff opponents ever. Having Jefferson healthy would not have made any difference though. I still don't agree that it was a cakewalk draw. It was about an average draw. They ended up going through the best two other teams in the conference in my opinion to reach the finals. A true cakewalk draw would have been Charlotte in the first round, Toronto in the second round, and Washington/Atlanta in the conference finals.