Dallas star Luka Doncic says the Mavericks' belief never wavered after they thrashed Phoenix Suns 123-90 on Sunday to secure a place in the Western Conference Finals.
Dallas can be backed at 13/2 to win the NBA Championship outright and Doncic is 7/1 to be the Finals Series MVP.
The Mavs will take on Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals after seeing off top seeds Phoenix in emphatic fashion on Sunday.
Dallas were never behind at the Footprint Center in Arizona and by the halfway point they had built up a huge 30-point lead.
The Suns simply had no answer and were unable to respond after the interval, as they saw their own championship hopes extinguished in front of their own fans.
Doncic led the game in scoring with 35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and guard Spencer Dinwiddie managed 30 points from the bench for a playoff career-high.
Jalen Brunson also impressed with 24 points for the Mavs, and incredibly no Phoenix player managed to reach 20 points with Cam Johnson leading the Suns in scoring with 12 points from the bench.
Doncic will contest a Conference Finals series for the first time in his career and the Slovenian was delighted with the Mavs' commanding display in the decider with the Suns.
"I can't get this smile off my face right now, I'm just really happy. Honestly, I think we deserved this," said Doncic, via Fadeaway World.
"We've been playing hard the whole series - maybe a couple games here we weren't ourselves. But we came here today for Game 7. We believed our luck, everybody believed. So, I'm just happy."