Lakers, Steve Nash not on point yet

Finding the magic in point guard's game central after loss to Mavericks

Originally Published: October 31, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- All the start of the NBA regular season did for the Los Angeles Lakers was add to their checklist. They knew they had to work new players into a new offense and that their second unit would be outscored most nights, but what they learned in a 99-91 opening-night loss to the Dallas Mavericks (sans Dirk Nowitzki, no less) is they have to play better defense, make more free throws and get a better point guard.

It's not that they need to make a trade. They already did that when ...

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