The Mavericks were able to withstand the early onslaught by the Lakers and were able to take the lead, led by Dirk Nowitzki. Stevenson, Tyson Chandler, and Brendan Haywood picked up 2 fouls for the Mavs, while Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum have 2 for the Lakers. This may be a problem for both teams. The Lakers offensive strategy continues to be pound the ball into the paint. Bynum has been a force in the paint before going to the bench with foul trouble. Chandler has to make him work more to get the ball. Jason Terry came off the bench, collecting 3 points and 1 assist. Peja Stoyakovic has 4.