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Daily Debate: Mavericks or Thunder, Who Will Win Western Conference Finals?

The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks tonight in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals tonight at 9pm on ESPN.  Who do you think will win?  Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the young Oklahoma City Thunder or the veterans Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, and the Dallas Mavericks?  Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sports Blog Daily Debate.


  1. Mike

    May 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I’ll take the Mavs in 6. Dirk is playing out of his mind and he is a HUGE matchup problem for OKC. His matchup is more of a one he can exploit because he can post up. If Durant had post-up game, I would say the Thunder had a better chance of winning. The X factor for the Thunder will be Westbrook. Will he have offensive balance? The X factor for the Mavs will be and always has been Jason Terry.

  2. Matt

    May 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I will take the Thunder in 6 or 7. I see Durant having a big series and Westbrook will do his part. Dallas will slow down as it gets going.

  3. Derrel "Jazz" Johnson

    May 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Mike, I agree, Dirk is a huge matchup problem, but I think Durant and especially Westbrook will be an even bigger matchup problem for Dallas. Kidd? Laughable. Barea? Doubt it. Matt, I think Thunder in six

  4. austin

    May 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

    im a oklahoma city thunder fan and i got ma boys all the way

    • Derrel "Jazz" Johnson

      May 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Austin, your boys were in the driver’s seat until they laid an egg Saturday night. As a Knicks fan, I know how that feels, because the Knicks laid an egg in Game 3 as well. Difference is the Knicks were missing a starter and two other key players were in the game despite injuries.

  5. Nicole

    May 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I know the Dallas Mavs will win the Western Conf. hands down! They’re much more experienced and I think a better team. I am not a fan of either team but I am rooting for the Mavs! Dirk and Terry deserve a ring and by the looks of it I think they’re gonna get it! So may the best team win! Go Mavs!

  6. Nicole

    May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    And Mavs will win in game 5!

    • Derrel "Jazz" Johnson

      May 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Can’t argue with your point of them being more experienced Nicole, and they were impressive Saturday night. If they win tonight, they will win it all, I believe. I will say that I would have the Heat beating the Mavericks in the NBA Finals.

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