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08:11 AM ET 04.08 | In the event Denver plays Dallas in the first round, how long do you think it will take for George Karl's words to make it to the bulletin board? If the Western Conference works out the way the Denver Nuggets want, they'll open the playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks. After losing to the Nuggets on Wednesday night, the Mavericks are only one game ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the third seed in the West with four regular-season games remaining. As a division champion, the Thunder would have the tiebreaker despite losing the season series to Dallas. "If we had to pick and choose on it, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas, 45 percent Oklahoma City, only because Oklahoma City is athletic like we are and they have two great players."

ESPNDallas.com

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April 8, 2011  08:42 AM ET

I bet he does lol. Get the Mavs and knock them out in the first round as usual. I bet every team wants the Mavs in the 1st round lol

April 8, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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I bet he does lol. Get the Mavs and knock them out in the first round as usual. I bet every team wants the Mavs in the 1st round lol

I doubt it.

April 8, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Good choice and maybe Dallas wants that too...

I'm sure Dallas does.

April 8, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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I bet he does lol. Get the Mavs and knock them out in the first round as usual. I bet every team wants the Mavs in the 1st round lol

Normally you would want to play the weakest possible opponent. When teams start hoping for a certain match-up and start yapping about it in the media the only phrase that comes to mind is...

Be careful what you wish for.

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April 8, 2011  09:07 AM ET

How could they be hoping for such an imminent catastrophe? How the hell are they going to contain Roddy :o)

April 8, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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Good morning Epoch! What did you think of the game last night? Disappointing?

I thought it was a great game

April 8, 2011  09:11 AM ET

I agree with Karl's assessment but I am SHOCKED he put it out there.

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April 8, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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Good morning Epoch! What did you think of the game last night? Disappointing?

Morning MMA.. not so much disappointing as it was...

Well yeah... disappointing is a good word. But meaningless is as well.

The Bulls look good though. Thibideau has proven worth his paycheck. And the Bulls are playing like a team. It won't surprise me at all if they make the Finals

April 8, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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I thought it was a great game

I fell asleep during the 3rd... it doesn't look like a I missed anything tho.

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April 8, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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I bet he does lol. Get the Mavs and knock them out in the first round as usual. I bet every team wants the Mavs in the 1st round lol

The way they are playing of late...YES!

April 8, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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They really are playing well. I can't say that about any other Eastern Conference teams. Miami may getting close to finding their stride but Chicago is truly playing the best right now.

The difference between the Bull and the Heat is like night and day.

The Bulls are 5 guys playing together and are a great team.

The Heat are 3 guys playing on their own with a unch of other guys they could care less about. They are anything but a team.

The Heat pose no problem to a good team. But the Bulls are a threat to any team. Boston, LA and the Spurs better not think they have anything over on these guys. At this point they look as good as anyone and going all the way is not hard to imagine at all.

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April 8, 2011  09:33 AM ET

I bet he does!. Every team wants the Mavs in the 1st round. Mavs will be one and done just like the years before!

April 8, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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Of course you did, lol.

Lol, jus sayin'

 
April 8, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Everyone wants Dallas in the first round, Bro.

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