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One of the Thunder's biggest weaknesses is their offensive low-post game. Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison, while solid defensively, aren't the biggest threats on the floor for the Thunder. OKC has gotten by for the last few seasons by letting Durant, Westbrook and Harden take over the offensive duties.
Even though Ibaka had a very uncharacteristic Game 1—scoring 22 points—he followed up with just two points in Game 2. Collison's stat line is similar, only averaging two points per game in the playoffs.
The Mavericks, while they do have Nowitzki, don't have a dominant big man who plays low in the post. If the Thunder do continue to outscore the Mavs to a first-round victory, how will they deal with Andrew Bynum?
Bynum is a big man's big man.
He plays almost exclusively under the basket and can score at will. Will the Thunder be able to keep up with the Lakers offensively? Then if the Thunder beat the Lakers and get to the Spurs, can their bigs match Tim Duncan's scoring?
While the Thunder big men are formidable defenders, they aren't much offensively, which might come into play later in the playoffs if they beat the Mavericks.