what are you guys talking about? You do not want to face the Mavs right now the way the Lakers are playing without any defense, the Mavs will easily beat up on them and unlike the crap teams lakers went down against, they wont be as good on catching back up. Yao Ming fatigues easily and doesn't even guard Shaq and Cato does. Cato wont be able to handle Shaq on all games in the series and Yao will have to guard him sometimes and will wear down. Rockets are inexperienced being that this is their first year in the playoffs and are very inconsistent.