Thunder @ Mavs Game 1 Thread

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Welp. Saying "GO BLUE" doesn't quit delineate itself now lol.

Team with best PG play will win.

What are some keys?
Bench play. Thunder need a good night from Harden, Cook, Collison and Maynard. They have a good bench and we need to equalize it. I hope they are rusty from 9 days rest. I will say Thunder 99 Mavs 96. Dirk misses 3 at the end to tie the game.
This series has a chance to set up a rivalry between these two teams for many years if it can go 6-7 games and be phyical and hard fought games
 

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Westbrook's play will go a long way in determining this series. He'll be able to get to the paint at will, but will he take a contested jumper/turn it over, or will he find the open guy/take a good shot?
 

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Mavs 95-Thunder 85, Line is Mavs -6. I Think Mavs are 8-2 in covering the spread in the playoffs so far. Dallas wins cause it's in Dallas, and I think when your a team of guys in their upper 30s the rest is good and they won't be rusty, and if they are it won't last past a quarter. Thunder have played the Nuggets and Grizzles, while good they aren't the caliber of a team that the Mavs are. While I think it will be a competitive game, I think by the end of the game the Mavs prove to be just a bit too tough for the thunder.
 
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Thunder have played the Nuggets and Grizzles, while good they aren't the caliber of a team that the Mavs are. While I think it will be a competitive game, I think by the end of the game the Mavs prove to be just a bit too tough for the thunder.
I've heard this a lot. Not saying Memphis is the best team out there or anything, obviously. They did beat the Spurs in 6. Did the Spurs just fall apart or what? I didn't watch the series and don't pay too much attention to the NBA.
 
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Bench play. Thunder need a good night from Harden, Cook, Collison and Maynard. They have a good bench and we need to equalize it. I hope they are rusty from 9 days rest. I will say Thunder 99 Mavs 96. Dirk misses 3 at the end to tie the game.
This series has a chance to set up a rivalry between these two teams for many years if it can go 6-7 games and be phyical and hard fought games
I agree with this. The nine days are going to hurt the Mavs, as well as most teams that have to wait that long to play.
 
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The only stat that matters...The Mavs are 8-0 in the playoffs when losing the opening tip. I look for the game to be decided in the first second. ;)
 

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Wilbon said in pre-game teams coming off of a sweep are 9-3 in the series when the next round they play against a team that went 7 games for what it's worth. So I'm not too worried about rust.