Why I picked Pistons to lose 

May, 30, 2006
As the only member of ESPN.com's NBA panel to pick the Miami Heat to win this series, I want to explain why I saw this coming. And make no mistake, the Heat are going to win this series, maybe in five games but probably in six, which would suit me just fine. Miami in six was my pick.

What factored into my choice more than anything was what I saw out of the Pistons during the last round when I covered a good portion of the Detroit-Cleveland series. It was at the Q Arena during Game 6 -- a win for Detroit -- that I lost my faith in the Pistons.