Originally Posted by RFX45
I think the Lakers match-up well with Dallas, even against Nowitzki. Nowitzki is unguardable but they just need to prevent him from scoring 50 on them and just guard the rest. The Lakers also has Kobe in the unguardable category so it's about even there. Mavs just has a better playing bench and role players at the moment, Lakers role players and bench can explode at times but it's been rare lately.
It is also about other stepping up, the bench hasn't stepped up and Pau has been playing like a bitch right from the start. Dude could own Dirk in the post but he doesn't for some reason.
Not so much.
The problem is simply that the Mavs are beating them at every aspect of the game. Full stop. Making the big shots when they need to, playing within their system, playing hard at all times, and they have the random guys stepping up when they need to that always seems to be a big part of any championship team.
Oh, and non of their guys are MIA/shitting the bed.