Mar 17, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi (28) guards San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Spurs 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

2012-2013 NBA Season Preview: Texas

I’m not going to do all of the crazy “Yahooooooo!” and “YeeeeeHAAAAWWWWW!” stuff. Let’s just get to the teams. We have the Spurs, Mavericks, and Rockets. It’s really a battle between the Spurs and Mavs. Last season, the Spurs were clearly the better team. But, Mavericks made some improvements and I think they can put up a challenge to be the best Texas team out there.

Spurs continue to be led by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili. While this trio’s time of dominance is coming to a close, the Spurs have nice young pieces to ease the load of the big 3. Mavericks are a team that was actively involved in Dwight rumors. And even though they lost out on it, they had a good off-season. Additions like Elton Brand, O.J. Mayo, Daren Collison and Chris Kaman can only help in their championship goals. Are they a contender? Actually, no but they can pull off an upset if a contending team like the Thunder and Lakers sleeps on them. Same goes for the Spurs.

So again, who wins Texas? I’m leaning towards the Mavericks but it’ll be close. It’s been a battle between these two teams for a decade now. Rockets had a moment with the Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady era but they never really took control of Texas.

One thing’s for sure, LeBron James can’t beat Spurs or Mavericks in the finals. Yes, I went there. Last state is Florida. But we all know who the better team is in Florida. I mean really.

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