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NBA playoffs: Globe staff predictions

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Eastern Conference

Miami over Indiana in 5: Heat thankful that Celtics take out Knicks.

Western Conference

Oklahoma City over San Antonio in 6: Kendrick Perkins still more valuable than Jeff Green.

NBA Finals

Miami over Oklahoma City in 6: Another ring for Ray Allen.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Eastern Conference

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Miami over Indiana in 6: Heat have championship DNA and talent.

Western Conference

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Oklahoma City over San Antonio in 6: Still wonder . . . what if Kevin Durant had become a Celtic?

NBA Finals

Miami over Oklahoma City in 7: Thunder have no one who can slow LeBron; nobody does.

BAXTER HOLMES

Eastern Conference

Miami over Indiana in 6: Pacers give LeBron a few bruises, but Heat survive physical series.

Western Conference

Oklahoma City over San Antonio in 5: Durant, Westbrook & Co. race past the elder Spurs.

NBA Finals

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Miami over Oklahoma City in 6: Heat repeat, and LeBron caps brilliant year with Finals MVP.

GARY WASHBURN

Eastern Conference

Miami over New York in 6: Knicks make a run but don’t have enough to handle Heat in a long series.

Western Conference

Oklahoma City over Denver in 7: Thunder barely have enough to handle the depth of Denver.

NBA Finals

Miami over Oklahoma City in 7: In epic series, Heat hang on because of home court.