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Everyone knows that video game simulations mean little in reality. But, they can be fun.

For many a year the likes of 2K Sports and EA Sports have been using the NBA 2K and NBA Live franchises to predict the outcome of real-life NBA playoff scenarios. This year, Owen Good at top video games website, Kotaku, has used NBA 2K12 to predict the outcome of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

According to the simulation, we do have a couple of upsets ahead of us -- one of which being that the Denver Nuggets will take down the Los Angeles Lakers in six games, winning the last four in a row. 

Unsurprisingly, the predicted Finals matchup is between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat... however, according to NBA 2K12, if Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest) had not been suspended, the Lakers would not only take down the Nuggets in the first round, but progress to the NBA Finals against the Heat.

We'll see.

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