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Mavs in playoffs: Let us count ways

Here are top 10 reasons to be excited as Dallas sets out to defend its NBA title

Updated: April 27, 2012, 10:23 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

By Dirk Nowitzki's own admission, the Dallas Mavericks can look old and slow. Hey, just check the birth certificates. This group isn't exactly a bunch of spring chickens fresh off the AAU circuit.

At the same time, no one ever said that jumping out of the gym was a prerequisite to winning a championship. The Mavs might fly under the rim more than most teams, but check the videotape -- these old-school ballers create highlight-reel moments in different ways: swift, crisp passing, 3-point ...

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