From this morning's LA Times:
LA coach Phil Jackson: "I like what [the Mavs are] doing. It looks like they're trying to run a little bit more. He's still feeling out how to involve his teammates. It's an effective move for them because they've got a decision maker at the end of the game."
LA forward Lamr Odom: "They've added a Hall of Fame player to their team, so you know they're going to be better. We just have to take the ball out of his hands as much as possible and make him work defensively as well."