Originally Posted by ro_50
I think Dallas has the youth and athleticism to give the Pistons a better series than the Spurs (even though I love my team) but if they do meet them, its going to be interesting to see if the Mavs can play physical w/ that frontline and it would be a compelling matchup to see Dirk go against Prince.
Dirk has never had any problems playing the Pistons. Josh Howard usually plays well against them, and Dampier plays better against the Pistons than any other team in the league. Damp absolutely dominates the boards against the Pistons. The Mavs' frontline usually dictates their will against Detroit.
Dallas traditionally plays very well against Detroit at home and on the road.