SMALL FORWARD LeBron James vs. Kawhi Leonard James cemented himself as the game's best player when he was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, and the gap probably grew when he added a fourth regular-season award this year. He stepped up his game when Dwyane Wade and Bosh struggled in the last round, and will be further motivated after the Spurs swept him when his Cleveland Cavaliers reached the 2007 NBA Finals. Leonard is a versatile young player who finds many ways to influence a game, from his 56.5 percent shooting to 8.0 rebounds per game in the postseason. But hoping he, or anyone, can contain James the way the Spurs did six years ago is way too much to ask. Edge: Heat.