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On Oct. 25, the Cavs will get their rings and open the NBA season against the Knicks. Then, after 1,229 more games (plus the playoffs), we'll end up in the exact same place we were the last two Junes: watching the Warriors and the Cavs battle in the Finals. And when the rubber match is over, they'll be celebrating in the Bay Area

Eastern Projections

1 CAVALIERS

2 CELTICS

3 RAPTORS

4 PISTONS

5 HORNETS

6 HAWKS

7 PACERS

8 WIZARDS

9 KNICKS

10 BUCKS

11 BULLS

12 HEAT

13 MAGIC

14 76ERS

15 NETS

Conference Finals

CAVALIERS OVER CELTICS

Western Projections

1 WARRIORS

2 SPURS

3 CLIPPERS

4 TRAIL BLAZERS

5 THUNDER

6 JAZZ

7 GRIZZLIES

8 ROCKETS

9 TIMBERWOLVES

10 MAVERICKS

11 PELICANS

12 SUNS

13 NUGGETS

14 KINGS

15 LAKERS

Conference Finals

WARRIORS OVER SPURS

NBA Finals

WARRIORS OVER CAVALIERS