Byron Scott sees a mature Lakers team

scottL.A. Times: At no time this season have the Lakers lost three consecutive games.

That is one of the most impressive things to New Orleans Coach Byron Scott, whose team lost to the Lakers, 115-111 in overtime, on Friday night at Staples Center.

Scott actually marveled at the high level of play by the Lakers, at how they have been able to sustain their play.

“I think the biggest thing is that they just haven’t had a lull yet this season,” Scott said. “They haven’t had a week where they lost three out of four. They lose one, boom! They win six straight, seven straight, eight straight.

“They just haven’t seemed to have that drop in productivity for a week like everybody else. I think that’s the most important thing and that’s why they are best team right now in the league.”

It was the Lakers’ third straight win since last Sunday’s All-Star break, and they improved to a league-best 45-10.

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  • ricky

    When Phil Jackson retires as coach, Byron Scott should be hired as the Lakers new head coach and bring with him Chris Paul. Hahaha!

  • imfasterthanur

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    It’s speculated that Chris Paul doesn’t like Byron Scott. He’d be riding to LA solo.

  • http://aceoneverything.blogspot.com Ace

    byron needs to get his facts straight. we haven’t won 8 in a row this year. our highest is 7 (3 times i believe). in fact, nobody in the west has won more than 7 in a row and i think we are the only team to do it. 2 teams in the east have won at least 10 in a row

  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    Well. By the time Phil retires, Farmar will be developed enough to take on the starting PG role.

  • LakersFirst

    When Phil retires, it would be no suprise if Byron were to return home to coach the Lakers, depending on what his contract with the New Orleans is like.

  • FarmarAllStar

    Byron or Kirt would make great coaches.

  • sketch

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    wow! why would he even pay that much attention to our team? he was asked a question and he answered it on the fly. he didn’t have a team to review questions beforehand like a political candidate or actor would. he man was simply paying our team a great compliment! you want to show off you knowledge of the Lakers records? great! then do just that and cut the people that are trying to pay our team a compliment some slack! STFU idiot!!!

  • gugy

    Byron, Rules.
    I hope he comes to coach the Lakers when PJ retires.

  • Joseph

    after the jackson era, scottera?

  • Brian

    Comments from a guy who knows all about winning from his days with “Showtime”. I love all the praise coming from other players and coaches that the Lakers are the best team in the league and Kobe is the best player on the planet, but a championship is all I care about.