AI had 44 points and 15 assists last night as Denver blew out Phoenix. Mavs are 4 up in the standings and 5 up in the loss column, so I'm 100% sure now that Mavs will have home-court thoughout the 1st round. Lets just hope it means something.
Denver could be a team to watch now. They haven't played all that great since AI & Melo became teammates, but they've won 4 in a row, all pretty easily. Maybe they're finally developing a bit of chemistry.
Hell the mavs might have to worry about the suns. They might have to worry about parker and ducan. I rather see the mavs and spurs. It would be a better series.
The Spurs would have to drop to the 4th seed (currently Utah - 3 games back) for Dallas to see them in the 2nd round. Otherwise, we'd get the winner of the SA/Phoenix in the 2nd round. I'd like to see those two go at it in the 2nd round and then Dallas and SA go at it in the WCF. And that's assuming the Mavs make it out of the 2nd round. Utah wouldn't be an easy matchup by any means. They play very rough/physical and that gives the Mavs problems. Of course, we could play Houston and that'd be a tough series too with TMac and Yao both healthy.
The way it stacks up now, it looks like this:
Mavs(1) vs Golden State(8)
Phoenix(2) vs Lakers(7)
San Antonio(3) vs Denver(6)
Utah(4) vs Houston(5)
Dallas vs Houston
Phoenix vs SA
3rd Dallas vs SA
And being the homer that I am, Dallas is coming out of the WCF.