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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Forecast: 2012-13 East champions

Are the Celtics the only thing that stands in the way of a third straight NBA Finals trip for the Heat?

After a banner year in South Beach, can any East team stop the Miami Heat machine from another conference title?

For foresight, we surveyed 100 of ESPN's best basketball minds, including contributors from, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games,, ESPNLos,,,, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics.

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Here's the voting breakdown:

Forecast: 2012-13 Eastern Conference champions

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