As the Playoffs Approach, the Lakers Emerge as Heavy Favorites

The Dallas Mavericks are always one of the best teams in the Western Conference record wise, and they are usually competing for a top seed. The Mavs and the Lakers are perennial playoffs, and neither team has any pity for the other. The Mavs want to beat-down the Lakers, while the Lakers want to do the same to the Mavs. But if history has any indication, the Lakers should not face any problems against the Mavs.

The Mavericks are a very unique NBA team, they always win 50 games, but they cannot find any success in the post-season. The Mavs challenge the Lakers whenever they play, but they have yet to overcome the Lakers in April or May. The Mavericks can enjoy their prosperity, but their fame will be ephemeral. Once the NBA’s field is reduced to 16 teams, the Mavericks will no longer be a dangerous team. For the past several seasons, the Mavs have proven to be a dynamic regular season team, but not a successful playoff team.

The Dallas Mavericks are currently 2.5 games behind the Lakers for the second seed in the Western Conference, and their match-up last Thursday was crucial in deciding who captures the position. Nevertheless, the Lakers should not worry about the Mavericks in the playoffs. Second seed or not, Los Angeles should have no problem beating Mark Cuban and his inconsistent team.

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