Semifinal Matchups: (best-of-7)
(1) Dallas Mavericks vs. (4) Detroit Pistons
(6) Utah Jazz vs. (2) Phoenix Suns
Mavericks vs. Pistons- The Bad Boys will take this series 4-3. Tayshaun Prince will shut down Dirk using his long arms. Billups will be amazing outshining fellow point guard Devin Harris in the series. Dallas will have no answer for Rasheed Wallace due to the matchup problems they face putting either Diop or Dirk on him.
Jazz vs. Suns- Phoenix will win this series in 6 games. After Utah takes the first two led by the superb play of Deron Williams, the Suns will bounce back as their speed will be too much for the Jazz. After adjustments made after Games 1 and 2, Raja will be put on D-Will and Marion on Boozer. 4 straight wins for Phoenix to close the series.
Part 4 will be published sometime tomorrow and will breakdown the championship matchup of the Phoenix Suns versus the Bad Boys of Detroit.