Originally Posted by Out_In_Utah
Everybody is predicting the Blazers because it is one of the more likely upsets, and people want to look smart when they predict the upset, but this series is still in Dallases favor. I give Portland a 35% chance.
Not really. The Blazers now have Gerald Wallace, and since his arrival we've beaten Dallas twice. Now Dallas beat Portland twice, but they had Caron Butler in their building. We had Joel Pryzbilla and Cunningham instead of Wallace.
So this is Portland +Gerald Wallace vs. Dallas -Caron Butler.
The huge edge that Dallas has is home court advantage, and Dirk is the best player on either side offensively.