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NBA Playoffs 2011: Ibaka, Collison or Perkins—Who Will Guard Dirk Nowitzki?

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Ibaka, Collison or Perkins—Who Will Guard Dirk Nowitzki?
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Dirk Nowitzki has easily emerged as the most dominant player in the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Averaging well over 30 points a game, Nowitzki has proved to the NBA how amazing he still is.

Being 7' tall, Nowitzki is nearly impossible to guard with his array of moves. The smart German is great at using his body, and he picks apart his defenders in different ways.

So far, Nick Collison has guarded Nowitzki the majority of the series. As a matter of fact, the former Jayhawk has done a much better job on Nowitzki than many anticipated.

While Collison has received most of the duties on Nowitzki, Thunder players Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha bring their own skills to the table.

Let's go ahead and break down who should be guarding Dirk for the Thunder.

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