that mavericks team played hard and had the toughness needed to win in the playoffs. this mavs team has that same attitude, but they don't have as talented of a backcourt. not stack, howard, or harris beating people off the dribble to score in the paint. a bunch of older guys shooting jumpers. barea has the heart, but he is just too small to be a real factor against a team like the lakers. hell he struggles to score on the blazers.Hey, the Mavs beat the Spurs in game seven of the WCF in 2006. I surely enjoyed that. As for Barea: I'd love him on the Suns. Tough little dude.