Chat transcript with ESPNLA and ESPNDallas

Hey folks. In the wake of Monday's 96-94 loss in Game 1 to the Mavericks at Staples, we joined forces with Jeff Caplan and Tim MacMahon from ESPNDallas.com for a two hour chat.

They held down the first hour, while Andy and I manned the second. To say the least, we covered heaps of ground over the course of 120 minutes, from Kobe Bryant's shot totals, to bench performances, a huge night from Dirk Nowitzki, and Phil Jackson's choices through the second half.

If you missed it, here's the link to the transcript.