If the Mavs are to survive, they'll need to play desperate with great effort and energy on the defensive end.
The Suns need to show more effort and urgency on the defensive end of the floor.
The Mavs need to shoot the ball much better as a team and hold the Suns to around 100 points.
They lost Joe Johnson to injury. Then they lost home-court advantage. How will the Suns react in Game 3 at Dallas?
Brian James updates his Round 2 reports: Pacers-Pistons Mavs-Suns Wizards-Heat Sonics-Spurs
The combination of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire will be too much for the Mavs.
Houston's bench enabled the Rockets to even up the series, but the Rockets will need Yao Ming to be a bigger factor in Game 7.
Dallas had six players score in double figures and had the "small ball" edge in Game 5. Houston needs a complete effort if it wants to even the series.
It seems the Rockets' T-Mac is too tuckered out by the fourth period. If the Mavs continue their strategies to wear him out, they can take the series lead.
I still think this is the best matchup in Round 1. Each team played well enough to be in the Western Conference Finals.
Our scout tells you why the 12th man matters, and who some of his favorite career "role players" are.
Our scout analyzes Carmelo Anthony's second year and offers thoughts on midseason surprises.
Our scout explains the benefits of the Cuttino Mobley-Doug Christie deal. Also, who are the NBA's best perimeter defenders?
The last time Antawn Jamison played the Mavs, he nearly dropped a triple-double on them. Our scout presents the rematch's game plan.
A few teams excel at running the fast break, and our scout explains who the best are and how they do it.
On Jan. 13, four of the NBA's best swingmen will be paired in two games. Our scout names the best "2/3"s in the league.