Predictions for the 2012 NBA playoffs

Yahoo! Sports Staff
Yahoo! Sports

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


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


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

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