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Lakers’ Scott to Bench Players for Not Playing Defense

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said he wants the team’s young players to progress at a faster rate — or they’ll be sitting on the bench.

“I think when you make a mistake over and over again, sometimes that wood has a good way of talking to your butt a little bit, too,” Scott said Friday before the Lakers’ 104-98 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. “Getting a couple splinters here and there, sometimes that has a great way of communicating how important it is to play on that [defensive] end of the floor.”

The Lakers entered Friday’s game ranked last in the NBA in defensive efficiency.

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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