NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons the LA Lakers Will Easily Beat the Dallas Mavericks

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NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons the LA Lakers Will Easily Beat the Dallas Mavericks
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How crazy is it that Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki have never played each other in the playoffs?

Both the Lakers and the Mavericks closed out their respective opponents on Thursday night by winning Game 6 on the road.

After a surprisingly difficult first-round matchup with the Hornets, the Lakers look forward to the next team that stands in the way of their three-peat.

As for the Mavericks, many expected them to be upset by the lower-seeded Trail Blazers. Dallas proved the doubters wrong and have advanced to the conference semifinals. Do they have what it takes to upset the mighty Lakers?

I think not.

Here are five reasons why the Lakers will easily beat the Mavericks.

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