On the other hand, if the Grizzlies are going to be the first round opponents, the Mavs will have a difficult time containing Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. The Mavericks lack size coming off the bench and even in the starting lineup, Dirk can't hold Zach by himself. Rondo won't be able to be the little scrappy point guard that he is because he will have his hands full with trying to guard Mike Conley. On the offensive end the Grizzlies are one of the best defenses in the league. We can't rely on Dirk every game in a potential 7-game series with Dirk and maybe Chandler Parsons having mismatches throughout the series. If the Grizzlies have Tony Allen guarding Monte Ellis, there could be some difficult times getting the ball in the rim. Hopefully the Rockets can capture the 2nd seed in the West to give the Mavs the best chance to win. They gave San Antonio a run for their money last year, we'll see how they respond this year.