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SI's 2000-01 NBA Preview


  Walter Iooss Jr.
Pro basketball is back. As younger and younger players arrive in the NBA, their challenge is learning to cope with a faster game -- and a faster life. Check out Sports Illustrated's NBA Preview Issue (on newsstands Wednesday) for a guide to growing up in the NBA; profiles on Orlando's Tracy McGrady and Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy; SI's Player Value Rankings and much more.

  WESTERN CONFERENCE     EASTERN CONFERENCE
1 Portland Trail Blazers (1)*   1 Orlando Magic (4)
2 Los Angeles Lakers (2)   2 Milwaukee Bucks (5)
3 San Antonio Spurs (3)   3 Toronto Raptors (9)
4 Seattle SuperSonics (6)   4 New York Knicks (10)
5 Utah Jazz (7)   5 Philadelphia 76ers (11)
6 Phoenix Suns (8)   6 Charlotte Hornets (12)
7 Sacramento Kings (14)   7 Miami Heat (13)
8 Minnesota Timberwolves (16)   8 Indiana Pacers (15)
9 Dallas Mavericks (17)   9 New Jersey Nets (18)
10 Golden State Warriors (20)   10 Cleveland Cavaliers (19)
11 Denver Nuggets (21)   11 Boston Celtics (23)
12 Houston Rockets (22)   12 Washington Wizards (24)
13 Los Angeles Clippers (26)   13 Chicago Bulls (25)
14 Vancouver Grizzlies (28)   14 Detroit Pistons (27)
      15 Atlanta Hawks (29)

PACIFIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION CENTRAL DIVISION

CONFERENCE FINALS   CONFERENCE FINALS
Trail Blazers over Lakers   Magic over Bucks

  NBA FINALS  
  Trail Blazers over Magic  


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