Game Date Matchup/Result Breakdown
1 Sunday, May 3, 3:30pm et Mavericks 95 at Nuggets 109 Recap | Box
2 Tuesday, May 5, 10:30pm et Mavericks 105 at Nuggets 117 Recap | Box
3 Saturday, May 9, 5:00pm et Nuggets 106 at Mavericks 105 Recap | Box
4 Monday, May 11, 9:30pm et on TSN Nuggets 117 at Mavericks 119 Recap | Box
5 Wednesday, May 13, 9pm et Mavericks 110 at Nuggets 124 Recap | Box
Nuggets win series 4-1
* If Necessary

Dallas Mavericks

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Regular Season Record: 50-32
Head-to-Head Record: 0-4
Last NBA Championship: Never
Last NBA Finals Appearance: 2006
Last Postseason Appearance: 2008

How They Got Here: The Mavericks defeated the third-seeded San Antonio Spurs in five games, handing the three-time NBA champions their first first-round playoff exit since 2000. Lead by Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard, the series win marks the first time the Mavs will appear in the Conference semifinals since losing to the Miami Heat in the 2006 Championship Final.

A Reason To Cheer For The Mavericks: Although the Mavericks' regular season record against the Nuggets is an unflattering 0-4 mark, three of those losses were by a total of seven points, while the other was by 10. The Mavs can keep it close! Dirk Nowitzki and Company will continue to come out with more fire in their bellies, while the team will look to keep their intensity and momentum going.

Players to Watch: Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Josh Howard, Jason Kidd

Denver Nuggets

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Regular Season Record: 54-28
Head-to-Head Record: 4-0
Last NBA Championship: Never
Last NBA Finals Appearance: Never
Last Postseason Appearance: 2008

How They Got Here: The Nuggets won their first playoff series in 15 years, defeating the New Orleans Hornets in five games of the first round. They were on the winning end of a 121-63 shellacking in Game 4, which marked the most lopsided road win in NBA playoff history, before finishing off the series at home two nights later.

A Reason To Cheer For The Nuggets: The Nuggets' next opponent is the Dallas Mavericks, a team that they had a perfect 4-0 record against in the regular season. Carmelo Anthony averaged 31.3 points and nine rebounds playing in three of those wins. The new-look Nuggets have had an impressive season, fueled by the acquisition of Chauncey Billups in exchange for Allen Iverson in November. While they hardly boast a history of playoff greatness (zero championships), Denver's time has to come sooner or later. With veteran leadership and the confidence of a successful year behind them, the Nuggets could surprise people this post-season. Between Billups and Anthony, the Nuggets have two superb players that can be relied upon in high-pressure situations. Denver is strong on the road and they're a confident squad. If they can work up some physicality, the Nuggets could break their string of playoff failure.

Players to Watch: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, J.R. Smith, Nene Hilaro, Kenyon Martin

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8. Nik Stauskas - Kings

18. Tyler Ennis - Suns

45. Dwight Powell - Hornets

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