by Brett Edwards and Craig Kwasniewski
Time for a "quick hits" session to call our shots for the Western Conference Finals. This time Craig will lead off and Brett will respond:
Prediction for the Mavs-Suns series?
Dallas wins, but I'm not sure how long the series goes. PHX is very resilient despite playing only six. Also, the only teams that know how to stop PHX are San Antonio and first round games 1-4 Lakers. Does Dallas have enough experience not to get caught up into a PHX-style track meet?
This will be a true test on Avery's ability to coach and Dallas' ability to listen and execute.
That said, I see Dallas winning 4-2. PHX HAS to get tired.
I say Dallas in 6. I think they win tonight. Although their 7th game was way more intense than Phoenix's, I think DAL will play enough D at home and be ready based on seeing Detroit win a 7 game series, then give home court away in game 1 of the conference finals.
Although I was 4-4 with my second round predictions, I was 0-4 when trying to guess the number of games. Which probably means it'll be Dallas in 5.