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2011-12 Expert picks: Heat will be hard to beat

By NBA.com's staff
Posted Dec 20 2011 8:42PM - Updated Dec 23 2011 11:29AM

NBA.com's team of experts has submitted its predictions for the 2011-12 season:

NBA.com Expert
Atlantic
Central
SE
NW
Pacific
SW
East Champ
West Champ
Finals Champ
Steve Aschburner
NBA.com

Celtics

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Clippers

Mavericks

Heat

Thunder

Heat
Fran Blinebury
NBA.com

Celtics

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Lakers

Mavericks

Heat

Mavericks

Heat
Scott Howard-Cooper
NBA.com

Celtics

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Lakers

Mavericks

Heat

Thunder

Heat
Shaun Powell
NBA.com

Knicks

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Clippers

Grizzlies

Heat

Thunder

Heat
John Schuhmann
NBA.com

Celtics

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Lakers

Mavericks

Heat

Thunder

Heat
Sekou Smith
NBA.com

Celtics

Bulls

Heat

Thunder

Clippers

Grizzlies

Heat

Thunder

Heat


NBA.com Expert
Coach
Improved
Sixth man
Defensive
Rookie
MVP
Steve Aschburner
NBA.com

Scott Brooks, Thunder

Tyler Hansbrough, Pacers

James Harden, Thunder

Dwight Howard, Magic

Kyrie Irving, Cavs

Kevin Durant, Thunder
Fran Blinebury
NBA.com

Rick Carlisle, Mavs

Evan Turner, Sixers

Lamar Odom, Mavs

Dwight Howard, Magic

Kyrie Irving, Cavs

LeBron James, Heat
Scott Howard-Cooper
NBA.com

Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies

Derrick Favors, Jazz

Thaddeus Young, Sixers

Dwight Howard, Magic

Derrick Williams, Wolves

Chris Paul, Clippers
Shaun Powell
NBA.com

Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies

Jrue Holiday, Sixers

James Harden, Thunder

Dwight Howard, Magic

Jimmer Fredette, Kings

Kevin Durant, Thunder
John Schuhmann
NBA.com

Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies

Evan Turner, Sixers

James Harden, Thunder

Dwight Howard, Magic

Kemba Walker, Bobcats

Kevin Durant, Thunder
Sekou Smith
NBA.com

Rick Adelman, Wolves

Jrue Holiday, Sixers

O.J. Mayo, Grizzlies

Dwight Howard, Magic

Kemba Walker, Bobcats

Kevin Durant, Thunder
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