NBA predictions for 09-10

Bell Malley@milesmalleyAnalyst IIIJuly 6, 2009

NBA predictions for 09-10

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  The Los Angeles Lakers led by Lamar Odom #7 in the middle gather before taking on the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledge

Atlantic DIvision: Boston Celtics 1

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    BOSTON - JUNE 17:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with the Finals MVP trophy at the end of Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defea

Philidelphia 76ers 2

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 24:  Elton Brand #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers stands on the court during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on November 24, 2008 at Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Bobcats won 93-84.  NOTE TO USER:

Toronto Raptors 3

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Orlando Magic talks with referee Dan Crawford #43 during Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86. NOTE TO US

New Jersey Nets 4

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 07:  Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets reacts during a game against of the Detroit Pistons November 7, 2008 at the Izod Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

New York Knicks 5

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 28:  Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks argues a call during their game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 28, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges

Southeast Division: Orlando Magic 1

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 14:  Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic emerges from a phone booth wearing a Superman cape during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night, part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 14, 2009 in Ph

Atlanta Hawks 2

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    ATLANTA - MAY 09:  Maurice Evans #1 of the Atlanta Hawks dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 9, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User express

Miami Heat 3

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    PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 28:  Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Indiana Pacers injures his ankle after falling over a Television camera operator against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 28, 2006 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.  NOTE TO USER: User exp

Washington Wizards 4

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    CLEVELAND - APRIL 21:  Antawn Jamison #4 of the Washington Wizards looks on from the bench late in the game while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena April

Charlotte Bobcats 5

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 31:  Teammates Raja Bell #19 and Raymond Felton #20 of the Charlotte Bobcats react after a play during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 31, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER

Central Division: Cleveland Cavaliers 1

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 16:  NBA basketball player, Lebron James visits the hand and foot spa at Carol's Daughter on June 16, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Milwakee Bucks 2

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 18:  Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks warms up prior to facing the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 18, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Bucks 114-105.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chicago Bulls 3

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 30: Ben Gordon #7 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against Brian Scalabrine #44 of the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Il

Indiana Pacers 4

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    DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Larry Bird answers questions with Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (not pictured) during a news conference to relive their 1979 NCAA Championship Game between Indiana State and Michigan State before the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Nat

Detroit Pistons 5

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    CLEVELAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Allen Iverson #1 of the Detroit Pistons moves past Mo Williams #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on February 22, 2009 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Cavaliers won 99-78.  NOTE TO USER: User expres

Western Conference: Northwest division: Denver Nuggets

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

Portland Trail Blazers 2

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    PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 06:  Injured center Greg Oden of the Portland Trail Blazers  watches the game against the Houston Rockets at the Rose Garden on November 6, 2008 in Portland, Oregon.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by do

Utah Jazz 3

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Paul Millsap #24 of the Utah Jazz dunks over Chris Kaman #35 of the Los Angeles Clippers on November 3, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Jazz won 89-73.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and a

Minnesota Timberwolves 4

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    LONDON - OCTOBER 10:  Al Jefferson #25 of Minnesota is challenged by Kevin Garnett (L) of Boston during NBA Europe Live 2007 Tour match between the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the O2 Arena on October 10, 2007 in London, England.  NOTE

Oklahoma Thunder 5

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Jeff Green #22 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against the New York Knicks on November 14, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by download

Southwest division: Houston Rockets 1

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06:  Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets reacts to a foul called on him in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 20

San Antonio Spurs

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San Antonio Spurs 2

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    DALLAS - APRIL 25:  Forward Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.

New Orleans Hornets 3

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    DENVER - APRIL 29:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets takes a shot Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets defends in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The N

Dallas Mavericks 4

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    SAN ANTONIO - MAY 17:  Josh Howard #5 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on from the bench against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2006 NBA Playoffs May 17, 2006 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs

Memphis Grizzlies 5

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12:  Hakim Warrick #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers won 92-75.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and

Pacific Division: Los Angeles Lakers 1

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Kobe Bryant #24 holds the Larry O'Brien trophy and waves to the crowd from the top of a double decker bus at the start of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA championship victory parade outside the Staples Center on June 17, 2009 in Los

Phoenix Suns 2

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15:  Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA game on March 15, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloa

Golden State Warriors 3

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 30:  Ronny Turiaf #21 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game on March 30, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by download

Los Angeles Clippers 4

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    LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25:  Fred Jones #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Boston Celtics on February 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Clippers won 93-91.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that

Sacramento Kings 5

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 25:  NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photograph with the fourth overall draft pick by the Sacramento Kings,  Tyreke Evans during the 2009 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 25, 2009 in New York City. NOTE