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2013 NBA playoff predictions

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Our NBA experts weigh in with their picks for the league's awards and playoffs.


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Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lillard
Coach of the Year Erik Spoelstra Gregg Popovich Tom Thibodeau
Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith J.R. Smith J.R. Smith
Most Improved Player Greivis Vasquez Nikola Vucevic James Harden
Defensive Player
of the Year
Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Marc Gasol
MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James
Heat-Bucks Heat in 4 Heat in 4 Heat in 4
Knicks-Celtics Knicks in 6 Knicks in 7 Knicks in 6
Pacers-Hawks Pacers in 6 Pacers in 6 Pacers in 5
Nets-Bulls Nets in 7 Nets in 6 Nets in 5
Thunder-Rockets Thunder in 5 Thunder in 5 Thunder in 5
Spurs-Lakers Spurs in 5 Spurs in 6 Spurs in 6
Nuggets-Warriors Nuggets in 6 Nuggets in 7 Nuggets in 7
Clippers-Grizzlies Clippers in 7 Clippers in 6 Grizzlies in 6
East finals Heat over Knicks in 6 Heat over Pacers in 6 Heat over Knicks in 5
West finals Thunder over Nuggets in 6 Thunder over Nuggets in 6 Thunder over Spurs
in 6
NBA Finals Heat over Thunder
in 6
Heat over Thunder
in 6
Heat over Thunder
in 5
Finals MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James

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Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lillard
Coach of the Year Erik Spoelstra Erik Spoelstra Erik Spoelstra
Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith Jamal Crawford Amir Johnson
Most Improved Player Greivis Vasquez Greivis Vasquez Paul George
Defensive Player
of the Year
LeBron James LeBron James Marc Gasol
MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James
Heat-Bucks Heat in 4 Heat in 4 Heat in 4
Knicks-Celtics Knicks in 6 Knicks in 6 Knicks in 6
Pacers-Hawks Pacers in 6 Pacers in 7 Pacers in 6
Nets-Bulls Bulls in 6 Nets in 7 Nets in 7
Thunder-Rockets Thunder in 5 Thunder in 5 Thunder in 5
Spurs-Lakers Spurs in 6 Spurs in 6 Spurs in 4
Nuggets-Warriors Nuggets in 6 Nuggets in 6 Nuggets in 7
Clippers-Grizzlies Clippers in 6 Clippers in 7 Clippers in 7
East finals Heat over Pacers in 5 Heat over Pacers in 5 Heat over Knicks in 5
West finals Thunder over Nuggets in 6 Nuggets over Thunder in 7 Thunder over Spurs
in 7
NBA Finals Heat over Thunder
in 6
Heat over Nuggets
in 7
Heat over Thunder
in 6
Finals MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James
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