Originally Posted by Ligeia
I think Dallas' depth and defense could be enough to win against Miami. I'd be interested to see how often Dallas goes into zone, and how effective it will be.
Part of the problem Chicago has is that they have only one player they can really count on to score and create, whereas the Mavericks have a well-rounded offense with arguably the toughest big man to guard.
Agreed re: the zone... that could be key against MIA. They don't shoot the 3 well.
As for the Mavs' offense.... I don't think they've faced a defense as nasty what they'll see in MIA. The addition of Haslem to the lineup just makes them even stronger in that regard.
I do expect Dirk to go off though.... he's unguardable.