“What If” NBA Playoff Prediction: Dallas Mavs Fall To Phoenix Suns in Six

May 10th, 2010 by Patrick DeCola Leave a reply »
Imagine if the Mavs had gotten past the Spurs in Round One of the NBA Playoffs. How would they have fared against the Phoenix Suns? The Suns just advanced to the Western Conference Finals by ousting the Spurs, but would the outcome have been different had the Suns played Dallas?  Here's what the headline would have read:

Steve Nash finally gets his revenge on Big D

The Phoenix Suns have knocked off one of the heavy Western Conference favorites, the Dallas Mavericks, in six games in the West Semis, potentially removing the Texas-sized crown from Dirk Nowitzki’s moppy head.

The table was set for a legendary series with this one.

As we all know, Steve Nash jumped ship from Dallas to soon-to-be conference rival Phoenix after the 2003-04 season. In his first year there, he grabbed an MVP award and Phoenix locked up the first overall seed in the West, plowing through Dallas on their way to the Western Conference Finals.

But it was Dirk who would have the last laugh the following season, as Dallas reached th ...

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