5 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 129-114 LOSS TO LAKERS
NO ANSWER FOR LEBRON JAMES: The Mavs had no answer for LeBron James. But then again, not many teams have an answer for the 15-time All-Star. James finished with 35 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. He was 14-of-25 from the field and 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Coach Rick Carlisle said: “We have to give the Lakers credit. LeBron James was tremendous, and all the supporting cast really stepped up and played well.”
SLOW START: A very slow start hindered the Mavs all night.