NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Adjustments OKC Thunder Must Make Against Dallas Mavericks

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NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Adjustments OKC Thunder Must Make Against Dallas Mavericks
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Well, Game 1 is in the books and Dirk Nowitzki had a night for the ages. 

The German machine finished the night with 48 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks all while hitting 24-24 free throws in what was one of the more epic playoff performances in recent history. 

While they started off strong in the 1st quarter, the Thunder seemingly had no answer for Dirk as they tried several different match-ups on the 7 footer. They started off with Serge Ibaka who got abused nearly every time Nowitzki touched the ball, then switched off between Nick Collison, Kevin Durant and Thabo Sefolosha.   

It is very clear that some changes will have to be made in Game 2 to ensure that OKC does not head back up I-35 down 0-2. 

Here are 5 adjustments the OKC Thunder must make against the Dallas Mavericks

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