I think the Mavericks got the best possible first round matchup. Of the four teams at the top of the conference, they would not want to start with San Antonio or Utah. They certainly had no desire to take on the Lakers off the top. New Orleans is a team with very little playoff experience. Players on the Hornets that do have post-season experience, did not get it while playing for the Hornets. I think the Mavs put it together and win this series in 7, maybe 6.