Predictions for the 2012 NBA playoffs

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Our NBA experts weigh in with their picks for the playoffs.


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Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving
Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich Tom Thibodeau Gregg Popovich
Sixth Man of the Year James Harden James Harden James Harden
Most Improved Player Andrew Bynum Nikola Pekovic Jeremy Lin
Defensive Player of the Year LeBron James Tyson Chandler Tyson Chandler
MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James
Bulls-Sixers Bulls in 5 Bulls in 5 Bulls in 5
Heat-Knicks Heat in 6 Heat in 6 Heat in 6
Pacers-Magic Pacers in 6 Pacers in 5 Pacers in 5
Celtics-Hawks Celtics in 6 Celtics in 7 Celtics in 6
Spurs-Jazz Spurs in 6 Spurs in 5 Spurs in 5
Thunder-Mavs Thunder in 6 Thunder in 6 Thunder in 6
Lakers-Nuggets Lakers in 6 Lakers in 6 Lakers in 7
Grizzlies-Clippers Grizzlies in 6 Clippers in 7 Grizzlies in 7
East finals Celtics over Heat
in 6
Heat over Bulls in 6 Heat over Bulls in 6
West finals Lakers over Spurs in 6 Thunder over Spurs in 5 Spurs over Thunder in 7
NBA Finals Lakers over Celtics in 7 Thunder over Heat in 6 Heat over Spurs in 6
Finals MVP Kobe Bryant Russell Westbrook LeBron James

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Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving
Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich Gregg Popovich Gregg Popovich
Sixth Man of the Year James Harden James Harden James Harden
Most Improved Player Nikola Pekovic Ryan Anderson Kevin Love
Defensive Player of the Year Serge Ibaka Serge Ibaka Tyson Chandler
MVP LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James
Bulls-Sixers Bulls in 6 Bulls in 6 Bulls in 5
Heat-Knicks Heat in 6 Heat in 6 Heat in 6
Pacers-Magic Pacers in 5 Pacers in 6 Pacers in 5
Celtics-Hawks Celtics in 6 Celtics in 6 Celtics in 5
Spurs-Jazz Spurs in 5 Spurs in 5 Spurs in 6
Thunder-Mavs Thunder in 6 Thunder in 7 Thunder in 7
Lakers-Nuggets Lakers in 6 Lakers in 4 Lakers in 6
Grizzlies-Clippers Clippers in 7 Grizzlies in 7 Grizzlies in 6
East finals Heat over Bulls in 6 Heat over Bulls in 5 Heat over Celtics in 6
West finals Spurs over Lakers in 7 Thunder over Spurs in 7 Thunder over Spurs in 7
NBA Finals Spurs over Heat
in 7
Thunder over Heat
in 7
Heat over Thunder
in 6
Finals MVP Tony Parker Russell Westbrook LeBron James