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NBA Playoffs 2012: Daring Predictions for the NBA Finals

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Daring Predictions for the NBA Finals
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Late Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder won the Western Conference, beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6.

Early in the series between the Spurs and the Thunder, it looked like there was a chance that the Thunder could have gone out the same way the Los Angeles Clippers did, getting swept in Game 4. 

The Thunder never really dominated the Spurs in the entire series. Even on Wednesday, with the Thunder playing one of the best games of their postseason, they never maintained a huge lead for long.

The Thunder made an extraordinary number of three-pointers and played an outstanding all-around game, but it was a game that still could have gone either way. The Spurs are that good; neither Miami nor Boston could have handled that series the way the Thunder did.

If the Thunder can beat the Spurs in six games, then what are they going to do to the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat? 

Here are four daring predictions for the NBA Finals. 

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