To get to the second round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder are faced with the task of taking down the defending NBA Champions, the Dallas Mavericks.
The Thunder enter the postseason as the second seed and are at 15-to-4 odds to win the NBA title. Dallas is at 17-to-2 odds, which the Miami Heat have the best odds from Vegas, sitting at 9-to-4.
The Thunder won three of the four games from the Mavericks during the regular season, however the three victories were all by single digits, including one being a two-point win.
To many basketball observers the Mavericks window is closing, while the Thunder expect to be a true contender for many seasons to come.
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