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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.

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

About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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