Suns coach Alvin Gentry: Teams should fear the Lakers

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Before the Lakers improved to 13-2 at home and 18-12 overall and the Suns lost their fourth in a row and fell to 12-19, Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said everyone in the Western Conference is fearful of meeting the Lakers in the playoffs.

“I agree, I agree,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said when told of Gentry’s comment. “We’re going to move up. This 18-12 thing … we’re going to move up. We’re going to stabilize our rotation. We’re going to continue to make shots. We’re going to be a force.

“I appreciate the comments, but we’re going to move up.”