2013 NBA playoff predictions

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


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


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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