What I've seen in all the series is that the officiating is ridiculously inconsistent. If the rules are the rules, how can one move be a foul in one game but not another? And I'm sorry, but when the FTAs are seriously out of whack, I can't believe there's that much difference between two teams of professionals. Something's going on that shouldn't be.
Giving San Antonio their due as a classy team, my observation is that their players and coach are similar to the Lakers in that area, as far as I can remember. They gave the Lakers their due when we defeated them and when they defeated us, just as we do. Think of some of the other teams we've played, such as Sac, where some of the players walked off the court without congratulating us (same thing with Portland), Adelman said we weren't the better team, and most of the players spent the summer saying they'd been cheated.
Being the loyal Laker fan that I am, though, I have to go with the Mavs on the "beat the team that beat you" principle and with the Nets on the "once a Laker, always a Laker" rule for Byron.