Best first-round foe: Clippers or Thunder?

The Dallas Mavericks first have to get into the playoffs before they can worry about who they'd prefer to face.

So, we'll do it for them.

For me, The Los Angeles Clippers present the best bet for the Mavs to avoid becoming the first defending champ since the 2007 Miami Heat to be wiped out in the first round.

My colleague, Jean-Jacques Taylor says bring on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What do you think?

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