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    NBA predictions from Globe staff

    The Boston Globe team of writers covering the NBA make their predictions on who will hoist the trophy in June:

    DAN SHAUGHNESSY

    Eastern Conference: Heat over Celtics

    Western Conference: Lakers over Thunder

    NBA Finals: Lakers over Heat

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    MVP: LeBron James

    FRANK DELL’APA

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    Eastern Conference: Heat over Celtics

    Western Conference: Lakers over Thunder

    NBA Finals: Lakers over Heat

    MVP: LeBron James

    GARY WASHBURN

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    Eastern Conference: Celtics over Heat

    Western Conference: Thunder over Lakers

    NBA Finals: Celtics over Thunder

    MVP: Chris Paul

    CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

    Eastern Conference: Heat over Celtics

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    Western Conference: Lakers over Thunder

    NBA Finals: Lakers over Heat

    MVP: Kevin Durant