Season series: Mavericks, 3-1. The Mavs beat the Spurs in the last game of the season on Wednesday.
Comment: Spurs point guard Tony Parker missed 26 games this season due to injury, but he is fully recovered and ready for the playoffs. The Mavs have come together after making an All-Star break trade for Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood.
Benbow says: Spurs in 6. The Mavs brought in the reinforcements at the deadline, but in the end, Dirk Nowitzki has a shaky history in the playoffs while Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are sure shots.