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Original Issue

SCOUTING REPORTS

HOW THEY'LL FINISH

EASTERN CONFERENCE

ATLANTIC DIVISION

Boston Celtics (2)

Toronto Raptors (6)

Philadelphia 76ers (10)

New York Knicks (13)

New Jersey Nets (14)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Cleveland Cavaliers (1)

Chicago Bulls (7)

Detroit Pistons (9)

Indiana Pacers (11)

Milwaukee Bucks (15)

SOUTHEAST DIVISION

Orlando Magic (3)

Washington Wizards (4)

Atlanta Hawks (5)

Miami Heat (8)

Charlotte Bobcats (12)

CONFERENCE FINALS

Celtics over Cavaliers

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHWEST DIVISION

San Antonio Spurs (2)

Dallas Mavericks (5)

New Orleans Hornets (7)

Houston Rockets (12)

Memphis Grizzlies (13)

NORTHWEST DIVISION

Portland Trail Blazers (3)

Utah Jazz (4)

Denver Nuggets (6)

Oklahoma City Thunder (11)

Minnesota Timberwolves (14)

PACIFIC DIVISION

Los Angeles Lakers (1)

Phoenix Suns (8)

Los Angeles Clippers (9)

Golden State Warriors (10)

Sacramento Kings (15)

CONFERENCE FINALS

Lakers over Spurs

NBA FINALS

Celtics over Lakers

*SI's regular-season ranking (1 to 15) for each conference

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PHOTO

Photograph by JOHN W. MCDONOUGH

REACHING FOR THE RING Expect the Celtics' Kevin Garnett and the Lakers' Pau Gasol, here battling for a rebound in last season's Christmas Day game, to lock up again in the Finals—with Boston making it a time to celebrate.