The 2011 Western Conference Finals gave us a thrilling and scintillating matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the more experienced, efficient and savvy Mavericks won out over the young guns of the Thunder in five games, it was clear that these two teams would see each other again in the future.
That future is now. Well, technically in a few weeks, possibly.
The Thunder are in a dogfight with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the West. If the Spurs hang on to the top spot, then the Mavericks will have to take their talents to the Sooner State in a first round rematch. Which matchup do you like more, Thunder or Spurs?
Here are the standings out West with just one game remaining on the Mavericks schedule.
|San Antonio Spurs||62||46-16||.742|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||63||46-17||.730|
|Los Angeles Lakers||64||40-24||.625|
|Los Angeles Clippers||63||39-24||.619|
|Portland Trail Blazers||64||28-36||.438|
|Golden State Warriors||63||22-41||.349|
|New Orleans Hornets||63||20-43||.317|
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