Summer Forecast: Cavs, not Warriors, to win title

The Golden State Warriors knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals. Will one of those two teams take home the crown next year? Or is another squad ready to claim the title?

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to predict who will emerge as NBA champions in 2016.

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Who'll be the best in the NBA?

NBA champions projections

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
Proj. record: 59-23
Points: 119

2. Golden State Warriors
Proj. record: 60-22
Points: 84

3. San Antonio Spurs
Proj. record: 56-26
Points: 52

4. Los Angeles Clippers
Proj. record: 56-26
Points: 14

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5. Oklahoma City Thunder
Proj. record: 55-27
Points: 12

Also receiving votes: Houston Rockets (3), Chicago Bulls (1)