L.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.