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Kings: Staff predictions

Published: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 5NBA
Last Modified: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 - 12:09 am

Not every Bee expert thinks the Lakers will win the NBA title, but most do. Check out team and individual award predictions.

JASON JONES

Kings reporter

WESTERN CONFERENCE

• Pacific: L.A. Lakers

• Northwest: Oklahoma City

• Southwest: Memphis

• Rest of the field: L.A. Clippers, San Antonio, Denver, Dallas, Portland

• Conference finals: L.A. Lakers over Oklahoma City

EASTERN CONFERENCE

• Atlantic: Brooklyn

• Central: Indiana

• Southeast: Miami

• Rest of the field: Chicago, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia

• Conference finals: Miami over Indiana

NBA FINALS

• L.A. Lakers over Miami

AWARDS

• MVP: LeBron James, Miami

• Coach of the Year: Lionel Hollins, Memphis

• Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard, Portland

AILENE VOISIN

Columnist

WESTERN CONFERENCE

• Pacific: L.A. Lakers

• Northwest: Oklahoma City

• Southwest: San Antonio

• Rest of the field: Denver, L.A. Clippers, Memphis, Utah, Dallas

• Conference finals: L.A. Lakers over Oklahoma City

EASTERN CONFERENCE

• Atlantic: Boston

• Central: Chicago

• Southeast: Miami

• Rest of the field: Atlanta, Indiana, Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn

• Conference finals: Miami over Chicago

NBA FINALS

• L.A. Lakers over Miami

AWARDS

• MVP: LeBron James, Miami

• Coach of the Year: Doug Collins, Philadelphia

• Rookie of the Year: Anthony Davis, New Orleans

TOM COUZENS

Sports editor

WESTERN CONFERENCE

• Pacific: L.A. Lakers

• Northwest: Oklahoma City

• Southwest: San Antonio

• Rest of the field: Memphis, Denver, L.A. Clippers, Dallas, Minnesota

• Conference finals: Oklahoma City over L.A. Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

• Atlantic: New York

• Central: Chicago

• Southeast: Miami

• Rest of the field: Indiana, Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Milwaukee

• Conference finals: Miami over Chicago

NBA FINALS

• Miami over Oklahoma City

AWARDS

• MVP: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City

• Coach of the Year: Erik Spoelstra, Miami

• Rookie of the Year: Anthony Davis, New Orleans

VICTOR CONTRERAS

Deputy sports editor

WESTERN CONFERENCE

• Pacific: L.A. Lakers

• Northwest: Oklahoma City

• Southwest: Memphis

• Rest of the field: Denver, L.A. Clippers, San Antonio, Utah, Dallas

• Conference finals: L.A. Lakers over Oklahoma City

EASTERN CONFERENCE

• Atlantic: Brooklyn

• Central: Chicago

• Southeast: Miami

• Rest of the field: Atlanta, Indiana, Philadelphia, New York, Boston

• Conference finals: Miami over Brooklyn

NBA FINALS

• L.A. Lakers over Miami

AWARDS

• MVP: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City

• Coach of the Year: Avery Johnson, Brooklyn

• Rookie of the Year: Anthony Davis, New Orleans

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