2010-11 season predictions

Our NBA experts weigh in with their picks for the playoffs and individual award winners.

Marc J. Spears
Marc J.
Spears
Adrian Wojnarowski
Adrian
Wojnarowski
Johnny Ludden
Johnny
Ludden
Kelly Dwyer
Kelly
Dwyer
East finals Boston vs. Miami Boston vs. Miami Orlando vs. Miami Orlando vs. Miami
West finals Lakers vs. Utah Lakers vs. Spurs Lakers vs. Spurs Lakers vs. Spurs
NBA Finals Lakers over Boston Boston over Lakers Lakers over Heat Heat over Lakers
MVP Kevin Durant(notes) LeBron James(notes) Dwight Howard(notes) LeBron James
Rookie of Year Blake Griffin(notes) John Wall(notes) Blake Griffin Blake Griffin
Coach of Year Doc Rivers Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan Doug Collins
Def. Player of Year Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight Howard
Sixth Man of Year James Harden(notes) Kyle Korver(notes) Steve Blake(notes) Kyle Korver
Most Improved Roy Hibbert(notes) Austin Daye(notes) Kevin Love(notes) Kevin Love
Executive of Year Pat Riley Pat Riley Pat Riley Pat Riley