2002 NBA Preview
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SI's 2001-02 NBA Preview

  Bob Rosato
Pro basketball -- and, seemingly more important, His Airness -- is back. Check out Sports Illustrated's NBA Preview Issue for more on Michael Jordan's plans for world (or maybe just league) domination. This year's theme is rivalries, which means stories on Shaquille O'Neal vs. the zebras, Allen Iverson vs. zone defenses, and Spaniard Pau Gasol vs. the European basketball stereotype.

But how will your team do? Take a peek at SI's predictions below, and click on your hometown favorite to read our scouting report.

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

ATLANTIC DIVISION CENTRAL DIVISION
 
MIDWEST DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION

CONFERENCE FINALS   CONFERENCE FINALS
Magic over Bucks   Lakers over Spurs

  NBA FINALS  
  Lakers over Magic  

*Overall ranking in parentheses

 

   
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