Charles Barkley is backing the Mavericks again.
Maybe not as strongly as he did when he picked them against the Los Angeles Lakers. But he likes them in the NBA Finals against Miami.
“I think the Mavs have a really good chance and I think they’re going to win the series,’’ Barkley said on TNT’s postgame show late Thursday night. “Dirk Nowitzki is in the moment and they are in the Finals. I like this Mavs team. The stuff that the Heat did against the Bulls won’t work (against the Mavericks). They are going to score. They (the Mavericks) aren’t offensively-challenged like the Bulls are.”
That and a $20-bill will get the Mavericks a Western Conference finals hat and a foam finger, maybe.