1. (8) Golden State Warriors vs. (1) Dallas Mavericks
Series: Warriors in six.
It was Don Nelson against the team he helped build from 1997 to 2005 before beginning his second stint with the Warriors in 2006. The Warriors hadn't been to the playoffs in 13 seasons and their fanbase was rabid during this series. Those Golden State home games were electrifying, which gave their home team a tremendous advantage.
Not to mention Baron Davis going off for 25 points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals per game. Stephen Jackson and Jason Richardson chipped in with 22 PPG and 19 PPG, respectively. The 2007 Warriors became the first eighth seed to knock off a first seed in a seven-game series.