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Thunder notebook: OKC among favorites in 2011-12

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, Published: June 13, 2011

The Oklahoma City Thunder is favored over the newly crowned Dallas Mavericks to win next year's NBA title.

According to Bodog Sportsbook, the odds are 8-to-1 the Thunder becomes world champions next season, which is second in the Western Conference behind the Los Angeles Lakers (11/2) and ahead of the Mavericks (10/1).

Despite losing to Dallas in this year's NBA Finals, the Miami Heat (5/2) is favored to win next year's crown, ahead of the Chicago Bulls (6/1).

Here are the odds:

Miami Heat 5/2

Los Angeles Lakers 11/2

Chicago Bulls 6/1

Thunder 8/1

Dallas Mavericks 10/1

Boston Celtics 12/1

San Antonio Spurs 20/1

Orlando Magic 22/1

New York Knicks 28/1

Portland Trailblazers 30/1

Atlanta Hawks 40/1

Denver Nuggets 40/1

Memphis Grizzlies 40/1

New Orleans Hornets 45/1

Houston Rockets 50/1

Utah Jazz 60/1

New Jersey Nets 65/1

Philadelphia 76ers 65/1

Phoenix Suns 65/1

Charlotte Bobcats 75/1

Indiana Pacers 75/1

Los Angeles Clippers 75/1

Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1

Detroit Pistons 100/1

Golden State Warriors 100/1

Milwaukee Bucks 100/1

Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1

Sacramento Kings 100/1

Washington Wizards 100/1

Toronto Raptors 150/1

Source: Bodog Sportsbook


Thunder coach Scott Brooks will be honored next week.

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