For those of you still able to think about the Mavs without banging your head on the desk here are the morning links.
Art Gracia has a bunch of quotes from Dirk about the early struggles.
"Some guys might be hesitant, 'Should I shoot it right now? Should I drive it?' Everybody has got to get used to [coach] Avery [Johnson], even the new guys," Nowitzki said. "Where should we be on defense? Who's going to double team? Who's rotating where?
"It's because we didn't have a lot of practice together in the preseason. It's so early. We're not really worried about anything, but it's still a tough stretch to go through. If you go through this stretch in January, you lose three in a row, it doesn't look as bad."
Sefko's game recap highlights a disturbing stat.
Sefko also has some quotes from Avery.
Hopefully it will begin tonight because the Mavs might catch their first break of the season. The 1-4 Suns might be without Raja Bell and Steve Nash tonight.