I think the biggest thing that we have learned so far from the playoffs is that the West is stacked from top to bottom. No easy teams and no easy draws.
As far as Cubes goes I think several years ago he was labeled and rightly so as a guy who wouldn't shut up. He definitely put a big old target on his team as he was constantly whinning about the refs. The last couple of years he has really done a good job of staying away from controversy. I think Carlisle will keep his job though. Can't see Dallas changing coaches for the 2nd time in a span 4 yrs.
Spurs/Mavs proved to be a good series, hopefully the Suns/Spurs continues that trend.