It's very troubling to see the Mavs listlessly make run after run at Chris Paul and throw poor "double teams" at him. They continue to try and pay him extra defensive attention, but they're going about it the wrong way. Their game plan against Paul seems to be done halfway and it obviously isn't working. If they want to have a snowball's chance in this game, they are going to have to understand that Paul's deadliness lies in his teammates. With Tyson Chandler and David West running around virtually unguarded when the Mavs double team Paul, they're just asking to have a nasty dunk following Paul's inevitable split of the double team.
Either way, the Mavs look poorly equipped to deal with the Hornets and are being outgamed in most every aspect. Their gameplan needs some adjustment, or they need to come up with one in the first place.