Lakers’ defense showing improvement in recent games

In the midst of the Lakers’ three-game winning streak, they have shown signs of playing better defense, holding two of their three opponents to under 100 points.

In their victory over Milwaukee on Friday night, the Lakers limited the Bucks to just 21 points in the fourth quarter.

“The last three games defensively have been great, especially in the fourth quarter,” Lakers Coach Byron Scott said after practice Saturday. “I’m just happy with the progress that our guys are making and the process is going well.”

The Lakers are seeking to string together their first four-game winning streak of the season.


It won’t be easy when the Lakers face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

“We’re not used to that, but it feels good,” Scott said. “I think our guys are hungry to see if they can get four.”