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    NBA Champions

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    padding:2px;””>They’ve got a two- and soon to be three-time MVP running the most explosive offense of this era; a dominant inside presence that was missing last season; a do-everything defensive MVP-caliber small forward; and a blur off the bench. Need I say more? Oh yeah, and they’ve had their eyes on the prize all season long.

    Phoenix Suns

    Michael Schwartz, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>I’m sorry if I upset some of you, but forget about the Suns this postseason. Carmelo
    Anthony and Allen Iverson are finally going to live up to expectations and become the greatest duo in NBA history, leading the Denver Nuggets to their first title in too many years. OK, well, maybe they won’t be the greatest in history, but they will surely be enough to finally get the Nuggets past the first round.

    Denver Nuggets

    Bobby Stover, sports writer

    border:thin solid;””>Sorry, Suns fans. You’ve never won an NBA Championship, and neither have the Dallas Mavericks. “”God forbid we don’t win a championship, then obviously we’re in line to be the Buffalo Bills of basketball,”” Jerry Stackhouse told FoxSports.com. Here’s to the Buffalo Bills of the NBA, and the best team with the best owner and the best player in the West.

    Dallas Mavericks

    Mike Ritter, sports writer

    Softball vs. Oregon State, Oregon

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    padding:2px;””>It’s never an easy weekend for a visitor to Hillenbrand Stadium. This one will be no exception. Just like in the first round of the College World Series last year, seniority will rule, as big sister Caitlin Lowe gets the better of little sister Paige, a member of the Beavs. Then, not even Phil Knight will be able to buy a win for the Ducks as Arizona pushes its home winning streak to 17.

    Arizona sweeps

    Michael Schwartz, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>Let me just say this: If Taryne Mowatt pitches, I’m calling a sweep. I say this primarily because every game I’ve been to this year at Hillenbrand Stadium, Mowatt has pitched, and the Wildcats won. Oh, and Mowatt is 23-7 this season and has recorded four career no-hitters. I suppose those are some good statistics as well.

    Arizona sweeps

    Bobby Stover, sports writer

    border:thin solid;””>Wednesday’s loss at ASU can be seen as a wake-up call for the Arizona softball team, or it could be seen as the Wildcats just not being as good as they were a year ago. Either way, they’re still pretty damn good, leading ASU by a game in the Pac-10 standings. Sarah Akamine must step up this weekend and prove that Taryne Mowatt isn’t the only workhorse on the pitching staff.

    Arizona wins two of three

    Mike Ritter, sports writer

    Baseball at Washington State

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    padding:2px;””>First it was Spahn, Sain and pray for rain, then Johnson, Schilling and the rest aren’t thrilling, and now it looks like the Arizona baseball team has Guilmet, Mills and the rest give you chills. Arizona is 18-2 when one of its aces starts and 12-5 when they don’t. Meanwhile, the Cougs are 5-2 in weekend series finales.

    Arizona wins two of three

    Michael Schwartz, assistant sports editor

    border:thin solid;””>UA baseball plays this weekend? I was under the impression that the rest of the baseball world shuts down when the Yankees and Red Sox play. Or maybe it just feels that way because I know that is the only baseball game I will care about this weekend. Either way the Red Sox will take the series, as Mariano Rivera will once again receive a standing ovation after yet another blown save. Oh, right, UA baseball.

    Arizona wins two of three

    Bobby Stover, sports writer

    border:thin solid;””>Who would have thought that on April 20, the Arizona baseball team would be in first place and have a better winning percentage than the softball team? I’m just as surprised as you are. Nevertheless, the winning streak is over, and the reality is settling in. If the Wildcats want to play in June, they’ve got to win the easy conference games. I just feel bad the team has to spend its weekend in Pullman.

    Arizona sweeps

    Mike Ritter, sports writer

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