Forecast: 2013-14 East champions

Originally Published: August 21, 2013
ESPN.com

The Miami Heat are taking aim at a fourth straight Eastern Conference title, but this season could be their toughest challenge yet.

Is now the time for Indiana to break through and earn an NBA Finals berth? Will Derrick Rose's return spark the Bulls past LeBron & Co.? Or will a veteran crew assembling in Brooklyn have one final push before its window slams shut?

Our Summer Forecast rolls on today with a look at the projected East titlist, as voted on by our ESPN Forecast panel.

To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #ESPNForecast is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along @ESPNNBA.

Here's the voting breakdown:

Forecast: 2013-14 Eastern Conference champions


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