Conference Forecast: Eastern Predictions

Want to know how the GMs, the guys at TNT, NBA.com editors and the fans think the Eastern Conference will play out in 2004-05? Get a head start on the Basketball New Year with NBA.com's Conference Forecasts.

GM Survey: Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
Detroit Pistons
61.9%
Indiana Pacers
23.8%
Miami Heat
14.3%
(Note: NBA.com posed this question, and others, to the league's general managers to learn what the men who make the personnel decisions in the NBA think.)
TV Analysts: Who will win the East in 2004-05?
Charles Barkley, TNT:
Detroit Pistons
Doug Collins, TNT:
Detroit Pistons
Ernie Johnson, TNT:
Detroit Pistons
Stephen A. Smith, ESPN:
Detroit Pistons

The Fans Predict ...
NBA.com Predicts ...
NBA.com's editors picked how the teams in the Eastern Conference would finish in 2004-05 ...
1.
Detroit Pistons
2.
Indiana Pacers
3.
Miami Heat
4.
New York Knicks
5.
Philadelphia 76ers
6.
Cleveland Cavaliers
7.
New Jersey Nets
8.
Boston Celtics (tie)
8.
Milwaukee Bucks (tie)
10.
Orlando Magic
11.
Washington Wizards
12.
Chicago Bulls
13.
Toronto Raptors
14.
Atlanta Hawks
15.
Charlotte Bobcats


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Finals Forecast (Nov. 5)
Chauncey Billups and the Pistons seem to be the consensus favorites to take the East.
(Allen Einstein
NBAE/Getty Images)