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Best Mavericks playoff game since 2000? This tournament will find out

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Vote in our tournament for the top playoff game since 2000.

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Over the next couple of weeks, we here at Mavs Moneyball are starting a mission to determine the best Mavericks playoff game since 2000. Even if the answer is obvious (I personally think there's two contenders for the title), the journey we take to get there is the key to all of this. We need your help. You already helped us narrow our field to 16 candidates. Now we need to get it down to one.

Here's the 16 seeds and which teams have been eliminated so far.

1. 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 6
2. 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 2
3. 2006 - San Antonio, semis, Game 7
4. 2011 - Los Angeles, semis, Game 4

5. 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 5
6. 2014 - San Antonio, first round, Game 3
7. 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 4

8. 2006 - Phoenix, WCF, Game 5

9. 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 1
10. 2001 - Utah, first round, Game 5
11. 2005 - Houston, first round, Game 7
12. 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 4

13. 2003 - Sacramento, semis, Game 7
14. 2011 - Los Angeles, semis, Game 1
15. 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 5
16. 2011 - Portland, first round, Game 5

The first round will take place two matchups at a time and voting will last two days for each. Here's links to vote for each matchup below and you can also visit www.mavsmoneyball.com/tournament for a hub with all of our posts.

First round

Monday, Sept. 7 (voting closed)

(1) 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 6 vs. (16) 2011 - Los Angeles, semis, Game 1
Winner: (1) 2011 Finals Game 6 vs. Miami with 87 percent of the votes

(2) 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 2 vs. (15) 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 5
Winner: (2) 2011 Finals Game 2 vs. Miami with 92 percent of the votes

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (voting closed)

(3) 2006 - San Antonio, semis, Game 7 vs. (14) 2006 - San Antonio, semis, Game 3
Winner: (3) 2006 semis Game 7 vs. San Antonio with 95 percent of the vote

(4) 2011 - Los Angeles, semis, Game 4 vs. (13) 2003 - Sacramento, semis, Game 3
Winner: (4) 2011 semis Game 4 vs. Los Angeles with 63 percent of the vote

Friday, Sept. 11 (voting closed)

(5) 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 5 vs. (12) 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 4
Winner: (12) 2011 WCF Game 4 vs. Oklahoma City with 68 percent of the vote

(6) 2014 - San Antonio, first round, Game 3 vs. (11) 2005 - Houston, first round, Game 7
Winner: (6) 2014 first round Game 3 vs. San Antonio with 74 percent of the vote

Tuesday, Sept. 15 (voting closed)

(7) 2011 - Miami, Finals, Game 4 vs. (10) 2001 - Utah, first round, Game 5
Winner: (7) 2011 Finals Game 4 vs. Miami with 68 percent of the vote

(8) 2006 - Phoenix, WCF, Game 5 vs. (9) 2011 - Oklahoma City, WCF, Game 1
Winner: (9) 2011 WCF Game 1 vs. Oklahoma City with 51 percent of the vote

Quarterfinals

Thursday, Sept. 17 (voting closed)

(1) 2011 Finals Game 6 vs. Miami vs. (9) 2011 WCF Game 1 vs. Oklahoma City
Winner: (1) 2011 Finals Game 6 vs. Miami with 71 percent of the vote

(2) 2011 Finals Game 2 vs. Miami vs. (7) 2011 Finals Game 4 vs. Miami
Winner: (2) 2011 Finals Game 2 vs. Miami with 80 percent of the vote

Tuesday, Sept. 22

(3) 2006 semis Game 7 vs. San Antonio vs. (6) 2014 first round Game 3 vs. San Antonio
Winner: (3) 2006 semis Game 7 vs. San Antonio with 81 percent of the vote

(4) 2011 semis Game 4 vs. Los Angeles vs. (12) 2011 WCF Game 4 vs. Oklahoma City
Winner: (4) 2011 semis Game 4 vs. Los Angeles with 69 percent of the vote

Semifinals

Thursday, Sept. 24-25

(1) 2011 Finals Game 6 vs. Miami vs. (4) 2011 semis Game 4 vs. Los Angeles

(2) 2011 Finals Game 2 vs. Miami vs. (3) 2006 semis Game 7 vs. San Antonio

Finals

Saturday, Sept. 26-29