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LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 05:50 PM
I'm not gonna say sweep just cause we swept the Lakers lol

I honestly see the Mavs winning in 6 bc 5 reasons:

1 Home Court Advantage

2 Mavs bench

3 Durant has most of his worst games against Marion

4 Tyson Chandler/Haywood protecting the rim

5 OKC only has 3 weapons (Westbrook, KD, Harden) Mavs have so many offensive weapons that can be the player of the game when they are streaky (Dirk, Terry, Kidd, Marion, JJ, Peja)

Who yall got??? It is gonna be exciting though

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 05:58 PM
I just cant see Dirk letting this one go

210Don
05-15-2011, 05:59 PM
thunder in 6

StriveGreatness
05-15-2011, 06:02 PM
Yeah, I like Thunder in 6 or 7.

ManRam
05-15-2011, 06:03 PM
I'll toss in a poll...

MacFitz92
05-15-2011, 06:03 PM
Mavs in 4 or 5.

ironkobe
05-15-2011, 06:03 PM
drik can win this by his self if he wanted i say mavs in 5

Avenged
05-15-2011, 06:05 PM
Mavs in 5.

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:06 PM
The Lakers were literally the best team and the way the Mavs played I honestly see Kidd, Terry, and Dirk wanting another shot at a title

gsgs49
05-15-2011, 06:08 PM
Dallas in 5

Venomous88
05-15-2011, 06:08 PM
The Lakers were literally the best team and the way the Mavs played I honestly see Kidd, Terry, and Dirk wanting another shot at a titleHuh?

210Don
05-15-2011, 06:08 PM
dallas in 3

210Don
05-15-2011, 06:09 PM
Huh?

lol i thought the same thing:confused:

Baller1
05-15-2011, 06:10 PM
Thunder in 6.

marvILLous
05-15-2011, 06:11 PM
OKC in 6

Crackadalic
05-15-2011, 06:12 PM
This is hard. To see a young small market team get to the finals would be really good but I really want Dirk and J-kidd get a ring

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Idk why 210Don is confused of me saying the Lakers were the best team

210Don said the Grizzlies were the best team in the whole league after getting beat and were 2-2 with OKC!!!!

I shouldve quoted him

assisi805
05-15-2011, 06:18 PM
Reading people say Dirks not going to let this one get away and could win this series by himself. Do you really think Durant would lay back and watch that happen, No we'd have another pierce 40 vs Lebron 40 game. Give Durant some credit here look what he just did in his first game 7. Kids growing up.

Durant > Dirk
Dalas Bench > OKC Bench

It's going to be one hell of a series either way.

Jewelz0376
05-15-2011, 06:19 PM
I was tempted to say Mavs in 5...but I thought about it more and decided to go Mavs in 6...

The way Dal beat the Lakers I don't think anyone in the league could've done that...Dal are my favorites to win the title after watching them play LA...

The only thing that could maybe hurt Dal is them being rusty for being off for so long....

210Don
05-15-2011, 06:20 PM
lol @ thinking lakers played @ their best vs mavs haha

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:23 PM
Reading people say Dirks not going to let this one get away and could win this series by himself. Do you really think Durant would lay back and watch that happen, No we'd have another pierce 40 vs Lebron 40 game. Give Durant some credit here look what he just did in his first game 7. Kids growing up.

Durant > Dirk
Dalas Bench > OKC Bench

It's going to be one hell of a series either way.

Nice logic lol but we could use the same thing for last series?

Kobe > Dirk
Dallas Bench > LA bench

Durant plays just like Kobe I am not worried bc our defense is really good

Baller1
05-15-2011, 06:27 PM
Nice logic lol but we could use the same thing for last series?

Kobe > Dirk
Dallas Bench > LA bench

Durant plays just like Kobe I am not worried bc our defense is really good

Our bench is a million times better than LA's.

Carey
05-15-2011, 06:28 PM
OKC in 7...Dallas offers different strengths but those strengths will allow us to play more lineups that offer better spacing and offensive capability. Dirk is gonna be a tough cover, but Russell will be one for them as well. As long as we compete hard on defense, push it hard back at them on offense and contest jump shots i think we will be fine.

gbpackers12
05-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Dallas in 7.

Sportfan
05-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Mavs in 4 or 5.
:facepalm:

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Mavs are undefeated at home throughout this whole playoffs

HCA will play a key

llemon
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
I'll be rooting with great enthusiasm for the Thunder.

Sportfan
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Oh yea and I got the Thunder, mainly because of Perk and Harden :drool:

ne3xchamps
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
I have dallas in 6. I believe OKC might steal one in dallas, mainly because of the lay off for the mavs. They might be a bit rusty at first. Should be a good series, but dallas is too deep and talented.

allSUAVE
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Mavs in 6

gsgs49
05-15-2011, 06:33 PM
Reading people say Dirks not going to let this one get away and could win this series by himself. Do you really think Durant would lay back and watch that happen, No we'd have another pierce 40 vs Lebron 40 game. Give Durant some credit here look what he just did in his first game 7. Kids growing up.

Durant > Dirk
Dalas Bench > OKC Bench

It's going to be one hell of a series either way.

Dallas can guard Durant better than OKC can guard Dirk.
Durant had some of the worst games of his career against Marion and the mavericks.
On the other hand Dirk averages 33.8 points against the thunder franchise.

ne3xchamps
05-15-2011, 06:34 PM
This is hard. To see a young small market team get to the finals would be really good but I really want Dirk and J-kidd get a ring

agreed. But the thunder will be around for awhile, where as kidd and dirk, not so much.

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:34 PM
And Durant doesnt play as good when he goes against Marion

I believe that is a big reason Mavs was 2-1 against the Thunder during the season

And Dirk didnt play in that loss I believe bc of that injury

gatkins11
05-15-2011, 06:35 PM
And Durant doesnt play as good when he goes against Marion

I believe that is a big reason Mavs was 2-1 against the Thunder during the season

And Dirk didnt play in that loss I believe bc of that injury

Chandler was sick and didn't play in that loss as well.

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 06:36 PM
Dirk avgs like 32pts per game against the Thunder franchise

Bravo95
05-15-2011, 06:40 PM
Real rap KD just passed me as the best player from DC. Good work young buck.http://twitter.com/SteveFranchise3/status/69885127802621953

:laugh2:

Heater4life
05-15-2011, 06:50 PM
undecided...... could go either way.

Iron24th
05-15-2011, 07:00 PM
thunder in 6

Yep,dallas beat an old Lakers team with tired legs and no athleticism,OKC will be a nightmare for them after that.

mzgrizz
05-15-2011, 07:04 PM
Mavs in 5.

X1 I'm with you on this one

John Walls Era
05-15-2011, 07:19 PM
OKC in 5.

Underrated Wade
05-15-2011, 07:20 PM
mavs are better :)

shrek
05-15-2011, 07:22 PM
dallas in 6

Crackadalic
05-15-2011, 07:29 PM
http://twitter.com/SteveFranchise3/status/69885127802621953

:laugh2:

Didn't he talk trash about him being the best in that area and KD wasnt that good not too long ago? What a clown

Carey
05-15-2011, 07:37 PM
Chandler was sick and didn't play in that loss as well.

Sick enough to score 14 points and grab 18 boards in that game lol

gatkins11
05-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Sick enough to score 14 points and grab 18 boards in that game lol

Piss, I just looked that back up. Haha thanks for catching that.

MFFL==FML
05-15-2011, 07:43 PM
I find it silly that people lable Durant as being better than Dirk. In my opinion, Durant will be, but as of right now NOPE. Wtf has Durant done? Their numbers are surprisingly similar in the playoffs, with Dirk getting the edge. Dallas has the best player and the better bench. It should be over in 6, it would be 5 but Dallas rested too much. Dallas v. Heat/Bulls. I want a rematch of the 06' finals, but I think the Mavs have a better chance against the Bulls.

Gators123
05-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Mavs in 7

Carey
05-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Piss, I just looked that back up. Haha thanks for catching that.

lol no prob, see you guys tuesday

LTBaByyy
05-15-2011, 07:46 PM
I wonder if we can keep the undefeated streak at home going!!

Chi StateOfMind
05-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Dallas in 6

sweet-d
05-15-2011, 08:26 PM
OKC in 6 Ibaka's gonna go on a block fest.

drobe86
05-15-2011, 08:37 PM
lol @ thinking lakers played @ their best vs mavs haha



Thats not our problem. Man up and play us or get yo *** rolled over lol...... It is what it is dawg. Enjoy the long layoff:eyebrow:

drobe86
05-15-2011, 08:40 PM
Yep,dallas beat an old Lakers team with tired legs and no athleticism,OKC will be a nightmare for them after that.


Right so because we whooped that ***, you downplay your own team? Unbelievable, Lakers fans will do anything but give anyone else credit. You got your *** kicked homey get over it:)

Millsy
05-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Thunder in 6.

nyanks79
05-15-2011, 08:48 PM
I dont really get the Dallas just beat LA argument. Its completely different matchups and there worse matchups for Dallas IMO. Fisher is a much easier cover for Kidd, JJ or Terry rather then Westbrook. And Ibaka is much better suited to guard Dirk then anyone on LA. Westbrook is the key to this series, as well as the transition game in general.

LJEATON26
05-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Thunder in 6. Kidd can't guard Westbrook and Marion has no shot against KD.

drobe86
05-15-2011, 08:56 PM
Thunder in 6. Kidd can't guard Westbrook and Marion has no shot against KD.

Too bad its well documented that KD really struggles vs. Shawn Marion. Do your research son:facepalm:

LJEATON26
05-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Too bad its well documented that KD really struggles vs. Shawn Marion. Do your research son:facepalm:

Since he did average 29 and 6 in the 3 games vs dallas this year. I hope he struggles like that

lakeshow3peat
05-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Mavs did play like champions against my lakers but that being said week off kinda think that will slow the Mavs down a little and I do expect thunder to actually challenge their three point shooting so i like Thunder in 6 but going to be a great series

drobe86
05-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Since he did average 29 and 6 in the 3 games vs dallas this year. I hope he struggles like that

OMG, are you serious? So you only look at the points and rebounds to determine if he had a good game? You don't bother to look at his Efficiency, true shooting percentage, and other advanced stats at all. I won't even acknowledge you anymore... Please man I'm gonna need you to study up on the game just a little bit more. :facepalm:

LJEATON26
05-15-2011, 09:18 PM
OMG, are you serious? So you only look at the points and rebounds to determine if he had a good game? You don't bother to look at his Efficiency, true shooting percentage, and other advanced stats at all. I won't even acknowledge you anymore... Please man I'm gonna need you to study up on the game just a little bit more. :facepalm:

52% from the field 30 from 3 and 89% from the line. Not to mention 4 assists a game. Anythink else son?

CBCable
05-15-2011, 09:38 PM
man y'all claiming durant is better than dirk are hilarious

Young2Kinsler
05-15-2011, 10:15 PM
Yes OKC could be a tougher matchup than LA, but before the series everyone said LA would be a matchup nightmare because of their bigs. We have THE matchup nightmare of the NBA in Dirk, so despite this being a much closer series than LA, I think Dallas wins in 6.

drobe86
05-15-2011, 10:21 PM
52% from the field 30 from 3 and 89% from the line. Not to mention 4 assists a game. Anythink else son?

I'm not sure if you're aware but 30% from 3 is terrible lol.... 52% is pretty good no doubt, and 89% from the line is par the course for a forward. Durant is a great player but he's no Dirk Nowitzki. These playoffs clearly show that.

JNA17
05-15-2011, 10:32 PM
Dallas in 5

mjokc
05-15-2011, 11:11 PM
Loving the cockiness of Dallas fans. I hopethe Dallas players have the same mindset.

Young2Kinsler
05-15-2011, 11:15 PM
Loving the cockiness of Dallas fans. I hopethe Dallas players have the same mindset.

I don't see many Mavs fans being cocky outside drobe. Most of us have said it would be a tough matchup or series.

JordansBulls
05-15-2011, 11:17 PM
I said Mavs in 7.

NBA_Starter
05-15-2011, 11:18 PM
I don't know who I hope wins but I think the Mavs will win

drobe86
05-15-2011, 11:32 PM
I don't see many Mavs fans being cocky outside drobe. Most of us have said it would be a tough matchup or series.


I haven't been cocky either. I said we'd win the series in 6. I think at this point I pretty much just get a bad wrap

packers12to88
05-15-2011, 11:39 PM
thunder in 7

MTar786
05-15-2011, 11:43 PM
dallas. westbrook is the xfactor here.. but i dont see dallas winning in anymore than 6.. maybe even 5.

but theres no way OKC is winning this.. sorry fans!

dirk and kidd deserve their rings. dirk is one of the most under rated to play this game. terrys heart is really into this., so is kidds, pejas, marions and cubans haha

heres how the LA series went in my eyes.
game 1 lakers threw away
game 2:dallas killed us
game3: lakers threw away
game 4 jets heart killed us.

SO EVEN if LA had gotten those 2 games it would be 2-2 with the way the lakers were playing they still would have lost the series. Dallas is winning the championship this year. it'll be tough but they will win it. especially if caron can come back and somehow make the rotation again.

--23--
05-15-2011, 11:53 PM
Mavs in 6

iggypop123
05-16-2011, 12:08 AM
i got okc in 6. westbrook should be a nightmare for kidd. and i think the mavs rely too much on the 3 pointer. those teams dont fare well in playoffs lately.

DoJoTheSlasher
05-16-2011, 12:08 AM
Reading people say Dirks not going to let this one get away and could win this series by himself. Do you really think Durant would lay back and watch that happen, No we'd have another pierce 40 vs Lebron 40 game. Give Durant some credit here look what he just did in his first game 7. Kids growing up.

Durant > Dirk
Dalas Bench > OKC Bench

It's going to be one hell of a series either way.

Uhhh.... Yeah Dirk is better than Durant..... Statwise? Ok Durant had better stats but this is the playoffs. Dirk is an all time great in playoffs, DUrant has much to learn.

Mavs in 6.

DoJoTheSlasher
05-16-2011, 12:12 AM
Thunder in 6. Kidd can't guard Westbrook and Marion has no shot against KD.

And who in the hell is going to even hold Dirk under 25-30 a game? Marion shut down Durant last year and causes some problems for him. Westbrook can have fun driving the lane against Tyson and Haywood.

Ebbs
05-16-2011, 12:39 AM
Reading people say Dirks not going to let this one get away and could win this series by himself. Do you really think Durant would lay back and watch that happen, No we'd have another pierce 40 vs Lebron 40 game. Give Durant some credit here look what he just did in his first game 7. Kids growing up.

Durant > Dirk
Dalas Bench > OKC Bench

It's going to be one hell of a series either way.

I would very much rather have Dirk than Durant in the playoffs this year.

Marion should be able to pester Durant a fair bit. What scraes me is Westbrook. I don't feel Kidd is fast enough to cover him. I think if he has a big series we will lose. But if we can contain him force him to take bad shots we will win. Like many have said that OKC offense is so very limited I don't mind double teaming westy or KD all series.


http://twitter.com/SteveFranchise3/status/69885127802621953

:laugh2:

lmfao :laugh: stevey still dreaming lol.

gsgs49
05-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Thunder in 6. Kidd can't guard Westbrook and Marion has no shot against KD.

Really? Based on what? your opinion?
Kidd can guard Westbrook on the perimeter and force him to take bad shots and if Westbrook passes him,he's gonna meet Chandler or Haywood in the paint.
Here Westbrook career numbers against Kidd and the mavs in 10 games:
18 points on 37% shooting if you want this season it's even uglier in 3 games:
14.3 points on 31.8% shooting.

And based on what Marion can't guard Durant? in 7 games against the mavericks since acquiring Marion, Durant averages 25.4 points but on 40.7% shooting.

Your team can't guard Dirk,Durant and Perkins have zero chance,Collison and Ibaka are good defenders but in the post,I have never seen them guarding a player on the perimeter so I think that they're gonna struggle against him, here Dirk numbers against OKC franchise in 8 games
33.8 points on 53.8% shooting

mttwlsn16
05-16-2011, 09:05 AM
dallas in 5 or 6
too much experience, deep bench, HCA...

KnicksorBust
05-16-2011, 09:25 AM
If you think I'd get tired of picking against the Mavs, you're wrong. :laugh:

Thunder in 6.

Great article on Dirk in S.I. last week, anybody read it?

RaiderLakersA's
05-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Part of me wants to side with the experienced team in the Mavs, but the other part tells me that if the Mavs win, Chicago or Miami will be champions this year. OKC is the only team that can run with the athleticism and the young legs in the East.

ashyzup
05-16-2011, 12:38 PM
Mavs in 6. Go Mavs!

Baller1
05-16-2011, 12:44 PM
Dirk has been stellar throughout the playoffs, there's no doubt about it; I give him all the credit in the world for his play thus far. But just because he's been incredible, doesn't mean Durant cant be as well.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=duranke01&y1=2011&p2=nowitdi01&y2=2011

Other than Durant's abysmal performance in game 6 of the Memphis series, he's been lights out. Their stats are virtually identical when looking at all of them.

I don't think either of these guys are going to be the deciding factors in this series, because they're going to get theirs no matter what. It's how well the benches play that's going to determine this series in my opinion.

Harden vs. Terry is my x-factor matchup of the series.

Mudvayne91
05-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Mavs in 6.

Htownballa1622
05-16-2011, 01:11 PM
Dirk has been stellar throughout the playoffs, there's no doubt about it; I give him all the credit in the world for his play thus far. But just because he's been incredible, doesn't mean Durant cant be as well.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=duranke01&y1=2011&p2=nowitdi01&y2=2011

Other than Durant's abysmal performance in game 6 of the Memphis series, he's been lights out. Their stats are virtually identical when looking at all of them.

I don't think either of these guys are going to be the deciding factors in this series, because they're going to get theirs no matter what. It's how well the benches play that's going to determine this series in my opinion.

Harden vs. Terry is my x-factor matchup of the series.

Didn't you have a sig about dallas choking in the playoffs?lol
Guess we'll find out how they do this series.

daboywonder2002
05-16-2011, 04:15 PM
can thabo defend dirk? i know ibaka will be the man guy but dirk usually has trouble with smaller guys defending him. (bowen, marion, stephen jackson, )

Gibby23
05-16-2011, 04:20 PM
can thabo defend dirk? i know ibaka will be the man guy but dirk usually has trouble with smaller guys defending him. (bowen, marion, stephen jackson, )

I think Durant has the length and speed to guard Dirk.

daboywonder2002
05-16-2011, 04:54 PM
I think Durant has the length and speed to guard Dirk.

agreed. but i dont think brooks does that until the fourth quarter

8kobe24
05-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Props to the Mavs for the sweep, but I think KD will have a big series and put the Mavs out in 6.

heyman321
05-16-2011, 05:34 PM
I think Durant has the length and speed to guard Dirk.

Durant couldn't guard a pineapple.

allSUAVE
05-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Mavs in 5 games

LTBaByyy
05-16-2011, 07:59 PM
I think Durant has the length and speed to guard Dirk.

Haha Durant can NOT guard Dirk. Durant isnt good one on onr defender

Gasol, Bynum, Odom, Barnes, and Artest all tried to guard Dirk and it didnt work

Durant can not guard him, Dirk will just post him up

jimbobjarree
05-16-2011, 08:00 PM
lets go thunder