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|By his own admission, Andrew Bynum needs to be more physical in Game against Tyson Chandler.|
"When guys are getting physical and setting hard screens and when guys get into it, [the Mavericks] normally back down," Chandler said. "But now? No. It's different. You look forward to that. When guys get up like that you have to get more competitive and change the nature of the game." Gasol and Bynum believe they still have the advantage in the frontcourt and plan on using their size and physicality early in Game 2. It's an advantage both felt could have been used more often in Game 1 when the Lakers squandered their 16-point third-quarter lead. "We have to exploit it and be consistent throughout the game and punish them as much as we can," Gasol said. For one night, the Mavericks broke the stereotype that they can be pushed around and will fold under pressure as previous teams have. While this team might be different than previous ones, which have bowed out of the playoffs early, Chandler doesn't expect that stigma will change until they finally prove themselves during the course of an entire postseason and not just a single game. But don't expect to see that team anytime soon. "This is not the same old Mavs in the past where you'd beat them up and we give up. Where you get aggressive and they back down," Chandler said. "This is a different team. A different squad, different players, different look and hopefully we'll get a different outcome." Arash Markazi is a columnist and writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.