Originally Posted by Dragonyeuw
Nah they weren't getting past the Mavs assuming they made it that far.
Why not? It's not like the Mavs never dropped a series as the top favorite, like the following year against the Warriors. Kobe routinely decimated that team and Odom was in his prime. They had a good chance imo.
Everything changed of course, after that Tim Thomas 3 with Kwame Brown closing out in the Suns series.