The Mavs are going to the NBA finals.
It's just a matter of time as the odds are slim and none that the Thunder can rebound from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.
Consider that only eight teams in the 65-year history of the NBA have ever climbed out of a 3-1 hole. The Phoenix Suns were the last to do it in 2006 against the Lakers.
But that was in a first round series. The last time it was done in the conference finals was in 1981 when the Celtics rallied against the 76ers.
Only two teams have ever done it without the benefit of home court advantage.
So this appears to be in the bag for the Mavericks.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.