Lakers Credit Attention to Defense for Recent Wins

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The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers are in unfamiliar territory.

Not only are they riding a surprising three-game win streak, but perhaps more impressive, they’re doing so because of their defense, which has been a historic weakness at times this season.

“We’re just changing out defense a lot,” coach Byron Scott said at practice Saturday. “We’re going to our full-court press, we’re going to our zone, we’re going to our man. We’re just trying to keep them off balance as much as possible. We’re in scramble situations where we feel we have to make that second and third effort, and our guys are doing that. … I’m happy with the progress.”

via Jovan Buha of ESPN Los Angeles

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