According to a full season simulation by EA SPORTS™ video game NBA Live 10, the Cleveland Cavaliers will walk away as NBA Champions for the 09-10 season. LeBron James gets named as the Regular Season and Finals MVP as he led his team through a tough seven-game series against defending champs Los Angeles Lakers. All we can do now is wait and see if NBA Live 10 predicted this right and bring the title back to the East. Enjoy the following press release of extra stats of the season simulation and how the other teams stacked up. Till then, i think i’ll play this incredible basketball game, NBA 2K10, Oh wait…
EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 10 SEASON SIMULATION PREDICTS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AS 2009-10 NBA CHAMPIONSLeBron James Named both Regular Season and Finals MVP
An EA SPORTS™ videogame simulation of the entire 2009–10 NBA season using NBA LIVE 10 predicts that the Cleveland Cavaliers will rebound from last year’s playoff elimination and defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in an exhilarating seven-game series during The Finals 2010. Cleveland’s LeBron James completes a legendary season by capturing both the regular season and The Finals MVP awards.Behind James and the new addition of Shaquille O’Neal, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference. After defeating the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in the NBA Playoffs, the Cavaliers tipped off against the 2009 Eastern Conference Champion, Orlando Magic, in a rematch of last year’s exciting Eastern Conference Finals.
The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the best regular season record in the NBA by tallying an impressive 63 wins. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led his team in scoring by averaging 27.9 points per game, while teammate Pau Gasol finished as the teams best rebounder securing 10.3 rebounds per game. Los Angeles went on to defeat the Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs to advance to The Finals.
Additional Results of the NBA LIVE 10 simulation include:
- Heat’s Dwyane Wade captures the league scoring title by averaging 32.5 ppg.
- Magic’s’ Dwight Howard, Lakers’ Bryant and Gasol, Heat’s Wade and the Cavaliers’ James complete the All-NBA First Team.
- Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin receives Rookie of the Year honors.
- Bulls Joakim Noah is awarded Most Improved Player Award.
- Spurs’ Greg Popovich takes home Coach of the Year honors.
EAST STANDINGS Cleveland 61 21 0.74 Orlando 60 22 0.73 Boston 54 28 0.66 Atlanta 52 30 0.63 Chicago 51 31 0.62 Toronto 50 32 0.61 Washington 48 34 0.59 Miami 41 41 0.50 Philadelphia 40 42 0.49 Detroit 40 42 0.49 Charlotte 39 43 0.48 Indian 38 42 0.48 New Jersey 33 47 0.41 New York 30 52 0.37 Milwaukee 25 57 0.30
WEST STANDINGS Lakers 63 19 0.77 San Antonio 60 22 0.73 Portland 55 27 0.67 Denver 53 29 0.65 Dallas 51 31 0.62 Suns 50 32 0.61 New Orleans 48 34 0.59 Utah 43 39 0.52 Clippers 41 41 0.50 OKC 32 50 0.39 Houston 30 52 0.37 Golden State 28 54 0.34 Minnesota 27 55 0.33 Memphis 25 57 0.30 Sacramento 24 56 0.30Eastern Conference Western ConferenceFirst Round First Round(1) Cleveland defeats (8) Miami, 4-2 (1) LA Lakers defeats (8) Utah, 4-2(2) Orlando defeats (7) Washington, 4-2 (2) San Antonio defeats (7) New Orleans, 4-3(3) Boston defeats (3) Toronto, 4-2 (3) Portland defeats (6) Phoenix, 4-3(5) Chicago defeats (4) Atlanta, 4-3 (4) Denver defeats (5) Dallas, 4-3
Second Round Second Round(1) Cleveland defeats (5) Chicago, 4-2 (1) LA Lakers defeats (4) Denver, 4-1(2) Orlando defeats (3) Boston, 4-3 (2) San Antonio defeats (3) Portland, 4-2Eastern Conference Finals Western Conference Finals(1) Cleveland defeats (2) Orlando, 4-3 (1) LA Lakers defeats (2) San Antonio, 4-1
The Finals(1) Cleveland defeats (1) LA Lakers, 4-3
Fans can visit NBA.com for extensive team previews and additional simulation results. Pre-season simulations make the assumption that teams will stay healthy and play a season without any trades, which would alter the end result.
A simulation is conducted by artificial intelligence or logic of the videogame that uses real-life data from each player. Results are extrapolated by the videogame when two teams match up based on player ratings, line combinations, and include variances such as injuries and hot streaks to give a realistic outcome of a game or series.
Powered by Synergy Sports Technology – the premier analytics provider of NBA data for 27 NBA teams – Dynamic DNA emulates an NBA player with absolute precision. Synergy Sports Technology indexes each possession of every NBA game in real time. This data will drive the logic of the game and update every single day of the season to reflect what you see on the court in your virtual experience. NBA LIVE 10 can now be used as a legitimate predictive tool and will be made fresh daily, with the start of the 2009-10 NBA season on October 27.