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Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles away from Eric Bledsoe #12 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers came out strong against the Dallas Mavericks, but their fast start quickly fell flat after the first quarter.

Dallas outran, outhustled and plain outplayed the Lakers in this one as the Lakers debut night of stars ended up looking more like a black hole than anything.

Dwight Howard fouled out in his L.A. debut while Nash started out his stint in L.A. with just three assists to his name. We'll see, moving forward, how these guys will work together to fix the obvious problems that remain.

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