Originally Posted by thomaspynchon
yes. In terms of talent, Blazers should win. I just think Dirk wills the Mavs to a victory this series, at least i hope so. Basically this series is going to be about defense, not offense.
I do fear that Dirk is very capable of carrying Dallas on offense, and I doubt Aldridge can match that. If it does come down to defense though, we have all defensive first team Gerald Wallace, and Batum who I've seen shut Dirk down in multiple clutch situations.
Plus there is always Aldridge. We have 3 guys who can switch onto Dirk. I don't know if there is another team out there that has more to throw at Dirk than Portland.