One of the big surprises of this playoffs was the 8 seed Mavs. Taking the 1 seed Spurs to 7 games, and even having a lead on them in the series.
Mavs had a great chance to win 6 of the 7 games, arguably outplaying them prior to G7.
With a gamewinning 3 to go up 2-1, the Mavs gave the Spurs their biggest scare in their playoff run..
This brings the question, could the 8 seed Mavs have reached the finals? They looked really good. And while not an ordinary 8 seed with the Western conference as is, it still would have been remarkable to see an 8 seed in the NBA finals.