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For selfish reasons, this is the series I want the most.
No team deserves a Finals rematch as much as the Mavericks do. They were up two games to zero when NBA officials decided to give Dwyane Wade the title at the free-throw line.
Wade averaged 18.3 free-throw attempts a game over the last four games of the series, and did little to earn his trips to the line.
Not even Michael Jordan got the kind of calls Wade was getting. The series had many wondering if the fix was on.
Who Would Win?
I am admittedly biased, but just indulge me for a moment.
Miami would have home-court advantage, but the teams had identical road records and Dallas played in a significantly better division than Miami did.
Plus, Dallas was 2-0 against Miami this year. Granted, those games were closer to the beginning of the season, but I don't think you can completely ignore it.
Two big keys to a series between these two teams would be Shawn Marion and DeShawn Stevenson. They're both solid on-ball defenders, and while they wouldn't stop LeBron and D-Wade, they could slow them down.
After those two matchups, the Mavericks have significant advantages everywhere else. Jason Kidd is much better than Mario Chalmers and Mike Bibby, and Tyson Chandler will dominate every Miami center.
Then of course there's Dirk, who should be able to torch Chris Bosh.
Defensively, Chandler would probably cover Bosh and Dirk would take whatever mummy the Heat send out to play center.
All things considered, Dallas would be able to exact revenge in this potential series.
Dallas in 7