- John Carroll, Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
Both of these teams were involved in grueling seven-game series which took its toll on each team, both mentally and physically. It will be interesting to see how quickly each team gets over its last series and on to the Western Conference finals.
This series may take on the look of a YMCA pick-up game. The pace of the game, the high scores, the lack of defense, no true centers on the court for long periods, will make for some interesting basketball.
As we approach the matchups for this series, it is important to understand that there will be a lot of cross matching between the Mavs and Suns. Devin Harris will guard Raja Bell, Steve Nash will guard Jason Terry, Bell could guard anybody, and so on. So watch the matchups, because they will change throughout the game and traditional positions are somewhat irrelevant.
Scouts Inc. breaks down the Western Conference finals series between the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks and the No. 2 Phoenix Suns (and picks the winner).