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As part of NBA.com's 2009-10 Season Preview, our friends at EA SPORTS simulated the upcoming season using NBA LIVE 10, and some of the results may surprise you ... including a clash of two of the leagues biggest stars in the finals. Here's how the 2009-10 season broke down according to the simulation

EAST STANDINGS WEST STANDINGS
    W L PCT     W L PCT
1. Cleveland 61 21 0.74 1. Lakers 63 19 0.77
2. Orlando 60 22 0.73 2. San Antonio 60 22 0.73
3. Boston 54 28 0.66 3. Portland 55 27 0.67
4. Atlanta 52 30 0.63 4. Denver 53 29 0.65
5. Chicago 51 31 0.62 5. Dallas 51 31 0.62
6. Toronto 50 32 0.61 6. Suns 50 32 0.61
7. Washington 48 34 0.59 7. New Orleans 48 34 0.59
8. Miami 41 41 0.5 8. Utah 43 39 0.52
  Philadelphia 40 42 0.49   Clippers 41 41 0.5
  Detroit 40 42 0.49   OKC 32 50 0.39
  Charlotte 39 43 0.48   Houston 30 52 0.37
  Indian 38 42 0.48   Golden State 28 54 0.34
  New Jersey 33 47 0.41   Minnasota 27 55 0.33
  New York 30 52 0.37   Memphis 25 57 0.3
  Milwaukee 25 57 0.3   Sacramento 24 56 0.3
STATISTICAL LEADERS
PPG Dwayne Wade (MIA) 32.5 RPG Dwight Howard (ORL) 15.0
APG Chris Paul (NOH) 11.0 FG% Shaquille O'Neal (ORL) 56.6
FT% Jose Calderon (TOR) 98.4 3P% Brian Cook (HOU) 48.3
BPG Dwight Howard (ORL) 3.3 SPG Chris Paul (NOH) 3.0
TOP AWARDS

MVP

LEBRON JAMES

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

BLAKE GRIFFIN

COACH OF THE YEAR

GREG POPOVICH

SIXTH MAN AWARD

BEN GORDON

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

JOAKIM NOAH

DEF. PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DWIGHT HOWARD

ALL-NBA
FIRST TEAM Dwight Howard ORL
  Paul Gasol LAL
  LeBron James CLE
  Dwayne Wade MIA
  Kobe Bryant LAL
SECOND TEAM Tim Duncan SAS
  Dirk Nowitzki DAL
  Paul Peirce BOS
  Brandon Roy POR
  Chris Paul NOH
 
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
FIRST TEAM Dwight Howard ORL
  LeBron James CLE
  Kobe Bryant LAL
  Dwayne Wade MIA
  Chris Paul NOH
SECOND TEAM Tim Duncan SAS
  Chris Andersen DEN
  Ron Artest LAL
  Shane Battier HOU
  Rajon Rondo BOS
 
ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
FIRST TEAM Stephen Curry GSW
  Jrue Holiday PHI
  Primoz Brezec TOR
  Blake Griffin LAC
  Brandon Jennings MIL
SECOND TEAM Hasheem Thabeet MEM
  James Harden OKC
  Jonny Flynn MIN
  Derrick Byars CHI
  Sergio Llull HOU
TOP AWARDS

MVP

LEBRON JAMES

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

BLAKE GRIFFIN

COACH OF THE YEAR

GREG POPOVICH

SIXTH MAN AWARD

BEN GORDON

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

JOAKIM NOAH

DEF. PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DWIGHT HOWARD

ALL-NBA
FIRST TEAM Dwight Howard ORL
  Paul Gasol LAL
  LeBron James CLE
  Dwayne Wade MIA
  Kobe Bryant LAL
SECOND TEAM Tim Duncan SAS
  Dirk Nowitzki DAL
  Paul Peirce BOS
  Brandon Roy POR
  Chris Paul NOH
 
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
FIRST TEAM Dwight Howard ORL
  LeBron James CLE
  Kobe Bryant LAL
  Dwayne Wade MIA
  Chris Paul NOH
SECOND TEAM Tim Duncan SAS
  Chris Andersen DEN
  Ron Artest LAL
  Shane Battier HOU
  Rajon Rondo BOS
 
ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
FIRST TEAM Stephen Curry GSW
  Jrue Holiday PHI
  Primoz Brezec TOR
  Blake Griffin LAC
  Brandon Jennings MIL
SECOND TEAM Hasheem Thabeet MEM
  James Harden OKC
  Jonny Flynn MIN
  Derrick Byars CHI
  Sergio Llull HOU

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