Originally Posted by raiderfan19
The problem is if the spurs double dirk, they arent athletic enough to recover to the remaining mavs. Its one thing to double if you are super athletic or have a great shot blocker but the spurs have neither(no duncan isnt a great shotblocker anymore). The other big thing that kills them is that if we have too, dirk can come alot closer to guarding duncan than duncan can to guarding dirk. All of that said, Dirk wont be as hot as he was last game(would be awesome if he was though) and the mavs only have two other players that can shoot besides dirk(kidd and terry) so if i was the spurs id pack the lane and hope that the mavs go cold because quite frankly the mavs are just better than the spurs and thats the only hope they have.
Yeah, we just don't have any guys who can just jump out of the gym and into passing lanes like we'd need to in order to double Dirk. But when all else fails, it's time to change your tactics, and Matt Bonner guarding Dirk 1 on 1 isn't going to get us back in this series. The Mavs are too good of shooters to leave them open, but we aren't good enough rebounders to be outnumbered in the lane. So it's really a pick your poison kind of deal.