Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets
This would be a pretty sweet Texas showdown if I might add. Mark Cuban would surely get a kick out of it. These two teams have been duking it out in the offseason over free agents, exchanging barbs in the press and it would nice to see them duke it out on the court with the playoffs on the line.
Offensively, this series would be enjoyable for fans. The Mavericks are an efficient bunch and their starting lineup of Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, and Tyson Chandler is as formidable as any lineup in the West. The Rockets on the other hand, lean heavily offensively on the best two-guard in basketball in James Harden and his ability to create for his teammates, especially three-point opportunities.
Former Best Center in the NBA and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard going against the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year and always one of the league’s elite defenders in Tyson Chandler would be a key matchup. 2007 MVP Dirk Nowitzki going against 2015 MVP hopeful James Harden would catch our eyes – even though Dirk’s best days are behind him. I’m all for this matchup.
The real question would be “If we took a poll to see who the state of Texas would pull for more if these two teams hooked up in the playoffs?”, which team would win the majority vote. That would be as every bit as riveting to me as who would actually win the series.
Alright Texans, who you taking?
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