Unfortunately, we're on the other side of that "spectrum" nowadays. Must be hard to get up for the Lakers.
Saw part of the Clippers/ Heat game. The Heat were clearly jacked up for the game and wanted to send a message. Saw part of the Lakers/ Heat game. The Heat wanted to win, but the intensity was dialed down a bit I suppose. In the end, my sense was that the Heat just toyed with the Lakers for 3 quarters and then stepped on the gas in the 4th. With the Clippers, the Heat jumped on them early and never let up.