Originally posted by TX9R:
Wow, Dirk is on a tear this postseason, but really he's been this good for a long time, he just hasn't had much help. This team is reminding me of the 93-94 Rockets: 1 player playing better than anyone in basketbell just in a zone in the postseason and a whole bunch of shooters. No consistent 2nd threat but 2-3 different guys every night gettting 20 plus. Chandler is the Otis Thorpe, Barrea is the Sam Cassell. They don't defend quite as well, but there's a lot of similarities.
This is the only other season I can compare Dirk's play to is the Hakeem "own everyone and their momma tour".
Teams in the past were able to double Dirk as soon as he put the ball on the ground as he wasn't the best passer off a dribble and would either force a shot when he wasn't ready or pass it to a guy who misses his shot.
Dirk 2011 is also taking it hard to the basket with some dunk finishes. He's refusing to let this team loosen up.
How bout f**ken Barrea? One would think Nate Robinson would be able to stay in front of him but he put Nate in some cement shoes and flashed right by him.