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The NBAs general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this seasons NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.Such was the consensus from the annual poll of general managers by NBA.com . The Warriors and Cavaliers each got 97 percent of the votes cast by GMs when asked to pick the Western and Eastern conference champions -- meaning, if each team got one ballot, 29 of the 30 teams voted for a rematch.And heres why it wouldnt have been unanimous: General managers were not allowed to vote for their own clubs. Boston got the other conference-title vote in the East, San Antonio got the other one in the West.The Warriors got 69 percent of votes cast to emerge as champions for the second time in three years this season, with the defending titlist Cavaliers getting the other 31 percent.Other balloting led to the following predictions:- Clevelands LeBron James will win his fifth MVP award. James got 47 percent of the vote, easily outpacing Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook (23 percent), Golden States two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Houstons James Harden (10 percent each), new Warriors forward Kevin Durant (7 percent) and Indianas Paul George (3 percent).- James remains a nightmare for opponents. Asked which player forces coaches to make the most adjustments, James got 75 percent of the vote, far more than Curry (21 percent) and Golden States Draymond Green (4 percent).- Minnesotas Karl-Anthony Towns would be the player most GMs, if starting a franchise today and could sign any player, would take in such a scenario. Towns was picked on 48 percent of ballots, followed by Durant (21 percent) and James (17 percent).- Phoenixs Devin Booker is the player most likely to have a breakout season, listed on 31 percent of the ballots. He was ahead of Towns (14 percent) and Indianas Myles Turner (10 percent), with 11 other players also getting mentions.- Curry remains the NBAs best point guard, getting 63 percent of the votes in that category. Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (20 percent) was second, followed by Westbrook (10 percent) and Clevelands Kyrie Irving (7 percent).- Other top positional rankings went to shooting guard James Harden of Houston, James at small forward, New Orleans Anthony Davis at power forward and the Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan at center. Interestingly, not only was James the overwhelming pick at small forward, he also placed a close second in power forward balloting.- Golden State, which landed Durant this summer, was the easy pick as the team that made the best overall moves this offseason. Not coincidentally, 80 percent of the GMs also said Durant is the player move that will make the most impact, far ahead of the 13 percent who think Boston getting Al Horford will.- Durants move to Golden State narrowly edged Dwyane Wade signing with Chicago as the most surprising move of the offseason.- Minnesota was the pick by GMs to be the leagues most improved team this season, and the Wolves Kris Dunn is the overwhelming choice to be the rookie of the year.- San Antonios Kawhi Leonard was overwhelmingly selected as the best defensive player and best perimeter defender in the league, part of the reason why the Spurs got 50 percent of the GM votes as the NBAs top defensive team. Jordan was the easy winner in balloting for best interior defender.- The Spurs Gregg Popovich was the pick again as both the best head coach and best coach in terms of managing and motivating players.- James was picked as the NBAs best leader, most versatile player and as the player with the best basketball IQ. But if GMs could pick one player to take a shot with the game on the line, he was the second choice -- far behind Curry.---Online:Complete poll results: http://www.nba.com/gmsurvey/2016 Mario Lemieux Jersey . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Carl Hagelin Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.authenticpenguinsshopnhl.com â€¦ ay-jersey/ . 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Both were taken to an area hospital, where they were declared dead.Municipalities throughout China have organized such road races as publicity events, despite the relative lack of interest in jogging as a pastime among Chinese.Few if any races require medical checks for participants, while high levels of smoking, high-ffat diets and heavy urban pollution raise the health risks for runners drawn from among the general public.ddddddddddddFor those in less than perfect fitness, stress on the heart is a major risk of running long distance, along with wear and tear on the legs and feet.Facing growing levels of obesity, general ill-health and an aging population, the Chinese government has sought to promote exercise and healthy pastimes. At least 15 marathons are scheduled across China for 2017, along with scores of shorter distance road races. 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