Whoever wins Game 6 of the Suns-Mavericks series will win the NBA championship. That’s right, I said it. The winner of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals will win the NBA Title.
First off, the Miami Heat are the Eastern Conference representative. The Heat’s biggest weakness is fast-paced, high-percentage shooting teams. This is something that both the Suns and the Mavs can do (although the Suns are MUCH better at it). A run-and-gun offense completely takes Shaq out of the game (reference the 2 Suns wins against Miami this season: 1 & 2). The Chicago Bulls had a chance at beating the Heat in the first round of the playoffs, but their outside shooting was not good enough to overcome the Heat in every game (the games that were won by the Bulls were because of great outside shooting) . Phoenix can absolutely dominate that matchup.
And so can the Mavs. The Mavs have the ability to match up against any of the 30 teams in the NBA. They can play small-ball (like the Suns). They can also play your standard slow tempo games (and excel in these instances). This is the reason that the Mavs have a 3-2 lead going into Game 6 against the Suns – their ability to slow the tempo and not let the Suns get their pace going. Therefore, both of these Western Conference teams can easily handle Shaq and the Heat. So, my guarantee is that whoever wins from the Western Conference will win the title.
But my prediction goes a bit further. I am predicting that the winner of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals will win the Championship. That means that if Dallas beats the Suns in Game 6 (and therefore win the Western Conference Finals 4-2). they will beat the Heat. But if the Suns beat the Mavs in Game 6, I am predicting that the Suns will win Game 7 as well and go on to win their first NBA title…
Final thoughts: Suns win Game 6 and go on to beat the Mavs in Game 7. They then win the NBA Champtionship over the Heat, 4 games to 1.