Originally Posted by Badass2000gt
Yeah but do you know how it would effect the guys on that team if dirk gets hurt. He carries the mavs all the time. Sure there are other good players but if you take out dirk who do they have to replace him with. Van Horn? Just like the spurs which I also think is overrated as well. If you take out Duncan there is no way in hell they would have been in first. I think the suns and pistons are the only teams in this playoffs that are not overrated.
I'll admit that Keith Van Horn isn't anywhere near what Dirk is, but he would be serviceable player for that position. Dallas has plenty of bench depth that they could utlize to make up the difference.
If you took anyone's top scorer out and have no real person to put in or bench to take up the slack, then of course it would affect ANY team, not just Dallas.
The Suns are a good team, but as long as Dallas does what they did last night, they will win this series easily.
Detroit is the most overrated team left. Cleveland, a team they should have beaten in 4 games, pushed them to the brink and now Miami is OWNING them. Miami won again tonight going up 2-1 in that series. That series could easily be 3-0 Miami right now because they were down 18 points in game 2 and came back to within 2 points of Detroit with less than a minute left. Detroit is done.
Nice little factoid: Shaq is 25-0 when winning game 1 in a series.