Warning: This prediction may be incredibly biased towards the Dallas Mavericks.
It's 2009 and the Spurs like odd years.
Tony Parker will absolutely put on a show. He is going to make a home in the paint, with occasional grocery trips to the perimeter for jump shots.
JJ Barea and Antoine Wright will mostly get the assignment of guarding Parker and they might be able to keep him under 25 points one game.
But will he get any help?
Tim Duncan will have a great series too. His knees are not 100 percent and he's old. Saying that though, there's a reason some consider him the greatest power forward to ever play the game.
He is going to have a good series but I think Erick Dampier will do a good job on him.
Let's be honest.
Roger Mason cannot pick up Ginobili's slack. You can even add Matt Bonner to the mix and it still isn't possible.
One important thing Ginobili does is draw fouls by attacking the basket. While Mason might hit plenty of threes, he cannot draw fouls.
Lots of teams have the Mavericks as their sleeper team and for good reason.
The Mavs have been on fire.
Dirk Nowitzki is putting up great numbers. He finished off the season with a 30 point and 15 rebound effort. He is simply the best international player ever.
Jason Terry is most likely going to be the Sixth Man of the Year. The jet has had a heck of a year and he promises the best is yet to come.
Josh Howard is playing well after returning from injuries. He is playing defense and cutting to the basket. That's exactly what the Mavs need from him.
Jason Kidd is showing his case for why the trade last year was a good thing. He finished off the season with a triple-double and has really improved his three point shooting this year.
Can Tim Duncan guard Dirk Nowitzki?
I don't think Gregg Popovich wants that because Duncan will be worked on defense and offense.
Bonner isn't known for his defense and Nowitzki can torch him. Maybe Bowen can check him? That will leave Howard free though, to expose Finley.
Prediction: Mavericks in six games