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Lakers are no match for Rockets, lose 99-87
Lakers are no match for Rockets, lose 99-87

If this keeps up, Nick Young might need a new nickname. Swaggy DNP. The loquacious Lakers forward was benched by Coach Byron Scott in the second half for barely passable defense in the Lakers' 99-87 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Or, as Scott said, "It looked to me, to be honest with you, that he didn't want to be there." Young missed both his shots and had two turnovers in eight minutes, continuing his miserable January with a scoreless night. He did not stick around Staples Center to talk to reporters. He is shooting 32% this month. Scott had threatened to squash Young's playing time if he didn't defend better, and it finally happened. ...

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