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How will the conferences play out? I'd say there are five Finals contenders (Spurs, Suns, Mavs, Heat, Bulls), and the rest of it is up in the air for the right to not make the Conference Finals. For many teams, that's progress. Here's how I have it:
West Champs: Suns
East Champs: Heat
Heat over Suns
Comments Question: What is YOUR prediction for how the conferences will shake out? Who will be in contention? Who will be this year's surprise? How will the NBA Finals play out?-- D.S.