You can rationalize it however you want, but the Dallas Mavericks played the Spurs tougher, and took them further than any other team in last year's playoffs. Sure, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili went off and San Antonio made sure that Game 7 was never in doubt, jumping out to leads of 10-5, 20-10, 30-16, and 40-25 to romp to a 25 point win. But the bottom line is that the Mavs made the Spurs play a seventh and deciding game, something no other opponent can say about the 2014 Playoffs.
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