Can the Mavs knock off the Lakers?

Lakers and Mavs meet in playoffs for first time since 1988 (PER Diem: May 2, 2011)

Updated: May 2, 2011, 4:05 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe BryantAlbert Pena/Icon SMIDirk Nowitzki's Mavs and Kobe Bryant's Lakers both finished the regular season with 57-25 records.

It's been mentioned before, but it's so amazing that I'm going to mention it again: The Mavericks and Lakers haven't met in the postseason since the 1988 Western Conference finals.