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Lakers fall to Nets and Byron Scott tries new motivational tactic
Lakers fall to Nets and Byron Scott tries new motivational tactic

Soon enough, the Lakers will be free to do whatever they want. Hit the beach. Vacation in Europe. Head to their hometowns. Between now and April 15, Coach Byron Scott can only hope to keep a lid on a quickly dissolving season, the latest setback a 107-99 Lakers loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. It was dull, it was bland and it ended the way so many games had this season. Sensing the need for a pick-me-up, Scott tried his best to incentivize the players, many of them holding expiring contracts. "I understand that this late in the season, guys get to the point where they're frustrated and minds start to wander and you start thinking about the summer and all that...

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