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Mavs don't stack up well vs. Lakers

In possible playoff rematch, two major dynamics have shifted in favor of the Lakers

Updated: April 16, 2012, 1:25 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dirk Nowitzki walked out of the shower, sat down at his locker and thought he was Randy Newman.

"I love L.A.," Nowitzki belted.

If Nowitzki has any hope of performing an encore rendition of "We are the Champions" from the American Airlines Center's South Plaza balcony in two months, he and the Dallas Mavericks look like they're going to have to figure out a way to win in Los Angeles once again.

Or beat the Lakers anywhere. With or without Kobe Bryant.

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