Watch this video to see Batum's defense on Dirk. It shows you that a few times Dirk just abused Batum. In OT, Dirk is forced into 3 very hard shot by Batum all in the clutch. Dirk misses all 3.
Yeah Portland had to depend on Andre Miller scoring 52 which won't happen, but we do have a guy that can both Dirk which is great.