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2008, April 13: ROSE REPORT – VOLUME #12

June 24, 2008

PLAYOFF PICKS:

Western Conference Picks:
Jazz vs. Rockets – Jazz in 6
Spurs vs. Suns – Spurs in 7
Lakers vs. Nuggets – Lakers in 6
Hornets vs. Mavs – Mavs in 6

Eastern Conference Picks:
Celtics vs. Hawks – Celtics in 6
Cavaliers vs. Wizards – Cavaliers in 7
Magic vs. Raptors – Magic in 6
Pistons vs. 76ers – Pistons in 5

Conference Finals:
EAST: Pistons vs. Celtics – Pistons in 7
WEST: Spurs vs. Lakers – Spurs in 6

Finals:
Pistons vs. Spurs – Pistons in 6

2007-08 AWARDS:

Rookie of the Year:
Kevin Durant (Sonics)… Had the biggest responsibility of any rook and delivered.

Most Improved Player:
Rajon Rondo (Celtics)… Point guard play was a question… not any more.

Sixth Man:
Manu Ginobili (Spurs)… The most versatile reserve in the game… team MVP.

Defensive Player of the Year:

Kevin Garnett (Celtics)… The Celts are the best defensive team in the league and KG is the anchor.

MVP:
Kobe (LA Lakers)… The best player in the game – will be 1st team All-NBA and 1st team All- Defense (so will Chris Paul).

Coach of the Year:

Byron Scott… who thought this team would contend for a title in the West?