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The San Antonio Spurs were seconds from an NBA title in June, but it could be a long time before they even make it back to the NBA Finals the way the West is shaping up.
With the Thunder healthy, the Clippers reloaded thanks to a busy summer and the Rockets forming their own super team of sorts, the Western Conference is as top-heavy and wide-open as ever.
Which one will take the crown in 2013-14?
For that answer, we consulted our ESPN Forecast panel.
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Here's the voting breakdown: