On defending against the Mavericks' sharp-shooting trio of Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki:
"They want you to double-team the whole night while they move the ball around and shoot the weakside three. You don't want to see your guys come running out at them on the three-point line, because then they've got you right where they want you with an extra pass. You just have to play straight-up defense as long as you can and make sure all their threes are contested. It's not like you want them to go inside, either, because Nowitzki and Finley can play that game too. They're not easy to prepare for, I'll tell you that."