Daily News' Sixers, NBA predictions

Here are our predictions for the Sixers and the NBA in the shortened 2011-12 season, which begins on Christmas Day.

BOB COONEY

Sixers record: 39-27

Sixers’ playoff seed: 4

Eastern Conference final four: Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Sixers

Western Conference final four: Oklahoma City, Dallas, Lakers, San Antonio

NBA Finals matchup: Miami vs. Oklahoma City

NBA champion: Miami

League MVP: Kevin Durant

Coach of the Year: Scott Brooks

Rookie of the Year: Kyrie Irving

Sixers MVP: Jrue Holiday

Andre Igoudala scoring average: 13.4

Jrue Holiday assists: 7.9

DICK JERARDI

Sixers record: 36-30

Sixers’ playoff seed: 5

Eastern Conference final four: Miami, Chicago,  Sixers, Orlando

Western Conference final four: Lakers, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Memphis

NBA Finals matchup: Miami vs. Oklahoma City

NBA champion: Heat

League MVP: Kevin Durant

Coach of the Year: Scott Brooks

Rookie of the Year: Derrick Williams

Sixers MVP: Jrue Holiday

Andre Igoudala scoring average: 14.6

Jrue Holiday assists: 5.7

JOHN SMALLWOOD

Sixers record: 37-29

Sixers playoff seed: 4

Eastern Conference final four: Miami, Sixers, Chicago, New York

Western Conference final four Lakers, Clippers, Oklahoma City, Dallas

NBA Finals matchup: Miami vs. Oklahoma City

NBA champion: Heat

League MVP: Kevin Durant

Coach of the Year: Vinnie Del Negro

Rookie of the Year: Derrick Williams

Sixers MVP: Jrue Holiday

Andre Igoudala scoring average: 15.2

Jrue Holiday assists: 6.7

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