Forecast: Heat will be NBA champs
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The Winter Forecast comes to a conclusion with a look at which teams have the best shot at winning the NBA championship this season.
Our ESPN Forecast panel sees the champ coming out of the East yet again, with LeBron James & Co. hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the third straight season.
The Heat earned more than half of the panel's first-place votes, with the Pacers finishing second in our voting ahead of the Thunder and Spurs.
Here's the voting breakdown ...
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