Monday December 28th, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott commented on his team’s mental state Sunday after the Lakers’ 26th loss in 31 games to start the season.

“From a mental standpoint, we just look like we're fried,” Scott said. “We're not reacting accordingly and everything is a step or two behind.”

“Tonight, just like the last game against the Clippers, just too many mental mistakes," Scott continued after a loss to the Grizzlies. “It seems like we’re a step or two slow on reacting on everything right now. I don’t think it’s physical, to be honest with you. I think tonight, the effort was there.”

The Lakers’ five wins this season are second-worst in the NBA, better than only the Philadelphia 76ers. Scott benched rookie D'Angelo Russell and second-year player Julius Randle earlier this season, and only recently has Kobe Bryant improved his play after an inefficient start to the season. 

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Los Angeles has lost five out of its last six games. The Lakers next play the Hornets on Monday.

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