Dealing with Andrew Bynum isn't the only problem the Mavericks had on Sunday against the Lakers.

Handling the former Ron Artest wasn't easy, either. Metta World Peace, as he goes by this year, had 18 points to go with six rebounds and four assists.

"He's averaging 17, 18 points since Kobe went down,'' said Dirk Nowitzki of World Peace's play while Kobe Bryant is out with a shin injury. "He's making the most out of an opportunity. We all know he's a great defender.''

And, of course, Bynum was a beast, although he did have to work hard for his 23 points.