Western finals: Advantage Mavs

In a matchup featuring old vs. young, Dallas is the favorite (PER Diem: May 17, 2011)

Updated: May 17, 2011, 5:55 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

Westbrook/KiddGlenn James/NBAE /Getty ImagesMavericks point guard Jason Kidd is 38, while the Thunder's quarterback, Russell Westbrook, is only 22.

We've seen playoff series that matched youth versus experience before, but I'm not sure we've seen one that did so quite this starkly. Dallas versus Oklahoma City, it seems, is the ultimate December versus January series.