Lakers Vs. Mavericks Predictions: Will Defending Champs Press Ahead, Or Is It Dallas' Year?

The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are meeting in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 1988, with the series tipping off Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET. SBNation.com's NBA editors and our team bloggers will present predictions on the series in the lead-up to Game 1.

For full Lakers vs. Mavericks coverage, check out our series hub.

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