Why Dallas Mavericks should be favored over Warriors: 1. Best player in the series
Stephen Curry has won two MVP awards, but Luka Doncic is the best player in this series. He might be the top player in the NBA right now after averaging 32.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game against the top-seeded Suns.
Phoenix had no answers for Doncic. He got wherever he wanted on the floor, forced mismatches, and scored at will. Curry is an all-time great, but Luka is better right now.
Doncic has been the best player in each of the first two rounds, and the Mavericks advanced. The 23-year-old superstar is also lights out in elimination games. Fans have seen the numbers that he has the highest scoring average in NBA history when the series is on the line. Expect Luka to be lights out again in the Western Conference Finals.
Will the Dallas Mavericks win the series and advance to the NBA Finals for just the third time in franchise history? They are four wins away and coming off a series where they beat arguably the best team in the league. Dallas has the best player in the series, and they dominated the recent matchups against the Warriors too.
The Mavericks should enter the series as favorites. Who will win? It will be fascinating to watch two of the league’s best teams square off, so please tune in and enjoy.