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Sunday, February 20, 2005; Page E06

PREDICTIONS

Phoenix will finish the regular season with the best record in the league but the Spurs will emerge out of the Western Conference. Shaquille O'Neal will avenge the loss to the Detroit Pistons in last season's NBA Finals by leading the Heat out of the East. Tim Duncan , surrounded by his most athletic supporting cast in years, will win his third NBA championship in seven years with the Spurs. The conferences and their predicted order of finish:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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1. Miami

2. Detroit

3. New Jersey

4. Washington

5. Cleveland

6. Orlando

7. Chicago

8. Indiana

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Phoenix

2. San Antonio

3. Seattle


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