Why Nick Wright is picking Mavs over Warriors in five games

Warriors vs. Mavericks in the Western Conference finals is a matchup no one saw coming, but it will be exciting and mysterious.

Nick Wright made a bold prediction: Mavericks in five.


Wright appeared on Fox Sports 1's "First Things First" and explained why the Mavs would challenge the Warriors.

The Warriors must come back from a 3-1 hole to win this series because the Mavs won tonight. Both in Dallas. It's 3-1 going back to San Francisco, and Dallas won't host again until the NBA Finals. Mavericks in 5.”

Steph Curry's stats versus the Mavs are rare. Curry hit 5-of-24 and 1-of-9 from long in the Warriors' season-opening loss to the Mavs on Jan. 5.

Wright believes Golden State's matchup is bad. Golden State probably supported Phoenix. Steph's worst opponent was Dallas. The Warriors won't be able to pursue Luka [Doncic] because he'll choose who to guard.

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Wright: "With Draymond Green and Kevon Looney on the court, Golden State has a problem." "Their fifth man will cripple them in this series, no matter who they choose.

Steph, Klay, Jordan, and Draymond are your crunch time four. Five? Draymond and Kevon Looney are unguardable offensively if you pick Looney.

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