Playoffs: Scouting Bobcats-Heat

Breaking down Charlotte-Miami with expert scouting and advanced stats

Updated: April 18, 2014, 5:58 PM ET
By Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle | ESPN Insider

LeBron James, Michael Kidd-GilchristAP Photo/Chuck BurtonMichael Kidd-Gilchrist and LeBron James square off in the postseason's opening round.

Insider offers a breakdown of every playoff series using an expert combination of scouting from Amin Elhassan and advanced metrics from Bradford Doolittle to answer three crucial questions. Also included are predictions from the writers and the classic Log5 formula for determining matchup probabilities.

Eastern Conference playoffs

First-round preview