I relate the Lakers situation more to that of the Heat in the first year of the Big 3. For a time they didn't know what to do with each other, having all been the focus of their respective offenses prior. They seemed to just take turns doing their thing. That is what I saw with LA last night. That will improve over time.
The problems they will have to overcome will be significant. Chemistry just doesn't happen with ego's that size and they are not exactly young and healthy. Plus the bench is subpar.
Carlisle is clearly a better coach than Brown to me. But...that game last night was more of a blind squirrel finding a nut occurrence than some precursor of things to come for Dallas this year.