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Factors in the NBA Finals: The complete results


Editor's note: We asked 10 of our experts to rate the most important factors leading into the NBA Finals.

Each expert had 100 points to apportion among five key factors. The rules stated no factor could be worth more than 50 points or less than 10 points.

Finals Factors: No. 1 | No. 2 | No. 3 | No. 4 | No. 5 | Others | Wild cards | Results


Here's the complete tally:

1. Kobe Bryant: 297 points (nine ballots)

2. Celtics' defense: 171 points (six ballots)

3. Paul Pierce: 103 points (five ballots)

4. Home-court advantage: 67 points (five ballots)

5. Bench battle: 63 points (five ballots)

6. 3-point shooting: 61 points (five ballots)

7. Phil vs. Doc: 47 points (three ballots)

8. Ray Allen: 41 points (two ballots)

9. 2-3-2 format: 38 points (two ballots)

10. Lamar Odom: 27 points (two ballots)

11. Celtics' offense: 21 points (one ballot)

12. Kevin Garnett: 20 points (two ballots)

13. Lakers' offense: 19 points (one ballot)

14. Pau Gasol: 15 points (one ballot)

15. Officiating: 10 points (one ballot)