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Athlon NBA Finals Predictions

Staff split when it comes to naming a champ

The NBA Finals begin Tuesday night and the Athlon Staff is truly split between which team they think is going to hoist the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy at the end. Three things we can agree on: the series won't be a sweep, it won't go less than six games and the winner will be crowned in an American Airlines sponsored arena.

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NBA Finals: Seven Questions

Athlon’s NBA Finals Preview: Can the “King” Earn Some Jewels?

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki matched up in the 2006 NBA Finals, and Wade pulled out a hard-fought win. Neither man has been this close to the Larry O’Brien Trophy since then.

The Heat had to completely burn the house down and rebuild with an all-new supporting cast for Wade. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. Dirk’s got a whole new crew surrounding him as well, but the other Mavericks aren’t quite as feared as the players who flank D-Wade.

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<p> So, who takes the 2011 edition of the NBA Finals? Dwyane Wade and his hired-gun running mates LeBron James and Chris Bosh? Or Dirk Nowitzki and his veteran backing group of Jason Kidd, Peja Stojakovic, Tyson Chandler and the Jason Terry? Here are a few key questions to ask along the way.</p>
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NBA Finals To Go

Get all you need to know about the Heat and Mavericks

Get everything you need about the two teams left standing in the NBA Playoffs all in one place.

Eastern Conference Champion

No. 2 seed Miami Heat

Western Conference Champion

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