2011 NBA Playoffs: 7 Things the Lakers Need to Do to Stop Dirk Nowitzki

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2011 NBA Playoffs: 7 Things the Lakers Need to Do to Stop Dirk Nowitzki
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NBA experts agree on at least one thing: If you stop Dirk Nowitzki, you beat the Dallas Mavericks.  However, as simple as this may sound, it is far from an easy task.  

Nowitzki presents possibly the toughest matchup in the history of the NBA because of his incredible blend of size and touch from the outside.  Never before Dirk had the NBA seen a 7 footer step out and hit a three or drive by slower big man, while still possessing the ability to post up on shorter players who try to negate his quickness.  

In Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers seemed ill-equipped to stay with Dirk and will have to make certain adjustments to continue their run for a three-peat.  

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