The Lakers (9-39) lost their eighth straight game, falling to the Chicago Bulls (26-19) on Thursday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-91 defeat at Staples Center.
1. Coach Byron Scott was not happy with his team's effort, given they were down big early and never quite made a charge against the Bulls.
"I didn't think we came ready to play," Scott said. "We didn't compete at the beginning of the game. That was the biggest thing, that was the most crucial.
"You start questioning if this is important to guys," he continued. "Because it can't be every now and then. It has to get to the point where you go...