On what's keeping Dallas from finishing games: "You have to credit the Lakers. They're an experienced ballclub. They are really playing well this season and they didn't quit. We had a substantial lead there, they kept fighting back and we couldn't hold them off."
On disappointment despite the effort: "Not actually disappointment. When we lose, we're not going to get too down and when we win, we're not getting too high. It's so early in the season right now for us. We just have to take each game and make it a learning experience. Tonight was another one of those - in the fourth quarter, you have to close a good team out like that. We got the stops, but offensively, we just didn't finish them off."
On responding to losing lead: "We just stayed positive. We knew if got stops and got good looks at the basket, we'd have a chance to win the game down the stretch, which we did."
On upcoming stretch and winnable games: "We're seven games in now. You don't win championships in November but we definitely want to start getting the bus rolling."
On 22 turnovers: "I had a couple there where the ball slipped out my hand for one reason or another, but when we play a high, up-tempo pace like that, you're going to have some turnovers. Some worse than others. But for us, we liked the way we played tonight. Just didn't come up with the victory."
On effort and leaving it all on the court: "No doubt. I thought us, the fans, everybody. Everybody was in it until the end and that's the effort we're going to have to play with."