Will Mavs and Spurs survive even first round?

Originally Published: April 25, 2007
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
Before the playoffs began, I made a chart of the odds teams faced based on their regular-season results. Like any good economist, I built this chart based on certain assumptions. Most importantly, I assumed that a team's regular-season results accurately portrayed its relative strength heading into the playoffs.

Unfortunately, we know what happens when you assume.