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Scouting Reports

Oct. 23, 2006
Oct. 23, 2006

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Oct. 23, 2006

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NBA PREVIEW 2006 - 2007
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Scouting Reports

How They'll Finish

EASTERNCONFERENCE

This is an article from the Oct. 23, 2006 issue Original Layout

AtlanticDivision

NEW JERSEY NETS(2)*

TORONTO RAPTORS(10)

PHILADELPHIA76ERS (12)

NEW YORK KNICKS(13)

BOSTON CELTICS(14)

SoutheastDivision

MIAMI HEAT(1)

WASHINGTONWIZARDS (7)

ORLANDO MAGIC(8)

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS(11)

ATLANTA HAWKS(15)

CentralDivision

CLEVELANDCAVALIERS (3)

DETROIT PISTONS(4)

CHICAGO BULLS(5)

INDIANA PACERS(6)

MILWAUKEE BUCKS(9)

WESTERNCONFERENCE

SouthwestDivision

DALLAS MAVERICKS(1)

SAN ANTONIO SPURS(3)

HOUSTON ROCKETS(5)

NEW ORLEANSHORNETS (11)

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES(12)

NorthwestDivision

UTAH JAZZ (4)

DENVER NUGGETS(9)

MINNESOTATIMBERWOLVES (13)

SEATTLESUPERSONICS (14)

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS (15)

PacificDivision

PHOENIX SUNS(2)

LOS ANGELESCLIPPERS (6)

LOS ANGELESLAKERS (7)

SACRAMENTO KINGS(8)

GOLDEN STATEWARRIORS (10)

*SI's rankings (1to 15) for each conference

EASTERNCONFERENCE FINALS

HEAT OVERNETS

NBA FINALS

SUNS OVERHEAT

INSIDE INFO

Ian Thomsen provides expanded versions of Enemy Linesfor each team at SI.com/nba.

PHOTOPhotograph by Srdjan Stevanovic/WireImage.com SUNSDANCE
This will be the year that Phoenix and two-time league MVP Steve Nash finallywin it all. Though not as easily distinguishable since cutting his trademarkflowing locks, Nash (foreground, diving with the 76ers' Allen Iverson for aloose ball in a preseason game last week) will direct the league's most potentoffense to the title.