Here we go! The first round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs features the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 16th. Catch the live stream here and see all the action from Chesapeake Energy Arena at 9:30pm EST!
The best of 7 series kicks off in Oklahoma when the 42-40 Mavericks battle a strong Thunder team. Both of these squads are stacked with enough talent to knock the other off. Now that the regular season is over, any team can get hot and make a run for the title. Watch the game online here and don’t miss any exciting dunk or alley-oop!
The Thunder had a great 55 win season. They are in the tough West and still held their own against the best teams in the NBA. The Spurs and the incredible defending champs Warriors all call the West home and so getting to the finals will be a near impossible feat for any team other than the record-breaking Golden State champions. The Oklahoma City team are deep and it will be hard for the Mavericks to upset them with a win to open this series.
The Mavericks hobbled along through the season. Despite all their talent, they are an aging team. They battled injuries all season long and fans had low expectations for the 2011 champions. Oklahoma meanwhile has the two of the best players in the NBA in soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant, 27 and Mr. Triple-double Russell Westbrook, 27. The Mavericks have Dirk Nowitzki. A 37-year-old German with 17 seasons on his legs. He is good but may be slowing down a tad in his golden years in the NBA.
April is a wonderful month for sports. The NBA playoffs are beginning as is the hockey post season. Baseball is back and golf is in full swing. Soccer is kicking butt and the Boston Marathon will be running in April too. It is a good time to be a sports fanatic. Sit back, log on to the live stream and enjoy this fantastic NBA playoff game!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who you got in this match-up? Will you be rooting for the solid Thunder team or would you like to see an underdog come up and bite a leaner, faster opponent? Who will win this first round series, Oklahoma or Dallas?