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Why Mavs do (and don't) have title shot

You have to score big to beat the Lakers, and, with shooters such as Steve Nash, the Mavs are definitely capable.

Updated: April 18, 2002, 5:06 PM ET
By Marc Stein | Special to ESPN.com

You are undoubtedly looking for teams, or at least one, that can give us a new ending to the NBA Tournament.

You should probably start the search with the two teams seeded to meet in the second round in the West bracket opposite the two-time defending champions.

Sacramento is the top seed. Dallas is No. 4. Visionaries at the forefront of the movement to stock rosters with overseas talent -- and yet throwbacks, in a sense, because both like yesteryear's run-and-shoot game -- the Kings ...

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