Thu Feb 12 12:30pm EST
How the Spurs got here: Defeated the Kings' Martin and "Shock" with 84% of the vote.
Game play-by-play, courtesy of "Justin K": "Spurs win easily. Kevin Martin is nice, but he can't guard Tony Parker. Most people cant guard Tony Parker one-on-one, that’s why he always gets to the paint. Don’t really have to say much about the Duncan/Thompson match-up. One guy is the greatest PF of all time, the other is a rookie."
How the Mavericks got here: Defeated the T'Wolves' Foye and Love with 84% of the vote.
Game play-by-play, courtesy of "Jared B": "J-Kidd lights it up in the post with the kick out to Dirk who takes Love off the dribble and scores. Don't get me started on the pick-and-rolls. Mavericks 11-8."
Hypothetical rules: Half-court, offense calls the fouls, "winners out" to eleven (by ones and twos, natch), and you've got to win by two. Also, no jeans allowed.
And if you're in a creative mood, leave us a short description of how you see this game unfolding. Who jumps out to the early lead? Who nails the game winner? We'll include the best write-ups in the next round.
Voting will remain open until late Thursday night, MST.
POLLS CLOSED / WINNER: Parker and Duncan — 67% (1,380 votes)