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Lakers Coach Byron Scott to miss two games to attend mother's funeral

Lakers Coach Byron Scott to miss two games to attend mother's funeral

Lakers Coach Byron Scott will miss two games this week to attend funeral services for his mother, Dorothy, who died last week at age 72. Scott will remain in Southern California while the Lakers play Tuesday at Oklahoma City and Wednesday at Minnesota. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will take Scott's place on the bench. Scott became emotional Sunday when asked what he would remember about his mother. "Her strength, courage. My mom was terrific," he said before the Lakers defeated Philadelphia, 101-87, at Staples Center. "I don't want to talk about it any more because you're going to get me ... let's leave it at that, all right?" Scott then...

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