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The Dallas Mavericks have a luxury of having Jason Terry come off the bench for them. Jet is an elite three-point shooter and torched the Lakers the previous round. Dallas also has sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic at the small forward spot too.
The key to Dallas's success is their ability to find open three-point shooters. When Terry is in the game, I would put either Thabo Sefolosha or Westbrook on him, even James Harden.
Sefolosha is an elite defender and has the luxury of being three inches taller than Terry. He needs to truly lock Terry down and Peja to help guard the perimeter.
On Oklahoma City's side they have James Harden, who has been OKC's third best player these playoffs. Harden is a young Manu Ginobili and he is the Thunder's best passer. His ability to see plays before they happen is an asset to the Thunder offense.
When Westbrook and Harden are on the floor, the Thunder will often use Westbrook off the ball and have Harden initiate the offense and create. This is extremely effective and OKC should continue this.
The Thunder also have three-point shooter Daequan Cook coming off the bench. Cook is a high rate three-point gunner, and when he makes a couple of threes, it often gives the Thunder a huge boost.
The off the bench players will be a huge part of who wins this series.