By the way the Dallas Mavericks are playing right now, it’d be a horrible injustice for them not to win it all this season. They just notched a club record 15 straight wins. They stand at 50 and 9 a league best. Dirk is playing magnificently backed by legit stars Jason Terry and Josh Howard. And Dirk should really win that MVP plum.
With such a winning profile, they’re poised to reach the finals. The only thing that Avery Johnson should do with his team is to keep them focused and pray that no freak injury will hit anyone in his team.
Well, there’s no doubt they’ll be in the playoffs. But let’s see the Western Conference teams. So far the only threats within the vicinity are the Spurs and the Suns and maybe Utah. But the Mavs are the defending West champions and that should mean much. They’ve been deprived of a championship last season courtesy of D-Wade and the free throw line. They’re hungry. But this year may just be their year, and it should be.
Great. You’ll be the first one I’ll hunt down for jinxing them if they don’t win.
Their first round matchup could either be the Clippers, Hornets or Nuggets. I think all three teams could be wrapped up in 5 games – maybe four. The semifinals is a good draw because instead of facing San Antonio or Phoenix, Dallas gets to play either Houston or Utah. Both of them are no pushover teams, but they won’t be the threat that the Suns and the Spurs could potentially be.
I expect a Dallas-Phoenix rematch in the Western Conference Finals. As for the East, I think it’s wide open. I want the Raptors to make the Finals (for the shock factor and relative ease for the Mavs). Go Il Mago!!! hehe
It’d be a thriller in the Western Conference. Practically the league’s best slugging it out. Upsets are definitely up for grabs.
I’m rooting for Detroit in the East, C-Dub’s a favorite (big man passer that he is) and I’d like for him to taste some Finals action before he finally runs out of juice.