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23 reasons to watch Lakers vs. Mavs

In honor of their last postseason meeting 23 years ago, here are 23 matchups to watch

Updated: May 2, 2011, 10:34 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana" was about to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, the Lakers played their home games at the Forum and Andrew Bynum wasn't even a year old the last time the Lakers played the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs in May 1988.

Los Angeles beat Dallas in the Western Conference finals that time around, outlasting the Mavs with a 117-102 Game 7 victory.

In honor of Dallas All-Stars Mark Aguirre, James ...

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