Globe staff predictions
Eastern Conference Chicago over Miami - Bulls learn from experience gained last season; just too big and physical for Heat.
Western Conference San Antonio over Oklahoma City - Spurs on a mission and match up well with Thunder.
NBA Finals San Antonio over Chicago - It’s one final title for this Spurs crew.
Eastern Conference Miami over Chicago - LeBron’s finest hour.
Western Conference San Antonio over Lakers - LA, because OKC’s Harden won’t be 100 percent.
NBA Finals San Antonio over Miami - As the late David Halberstam would say, that coach, that Big Three, and that team in general are all authentic.
Eastern Conference Miami over Celtics - The Big Three and Rondo go down fighting in seven.
Western Conference Oklahoma City over San Antonio - Celtics fans will say it’s all about Kendrick Perkins.
NBA Finals Miami over Oklahoma City - The King (LeBron James) finally gets an NBA crown.
Eastern Conference Miami over Chicago - LeBron James is on a mission.
Western Conference San Antonio over Oklahoma City - Duncan led team to Finals last time NBA had a shortened season.
NBA Finals Miami over San Antonio - James remembers sweep by Duncan in 2007 Finals.