Lakers might be driving Byron Scott to drink, lose sleep

Byron Scott

By Tony Ciniglio
Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers coach Byron Scott joked after Tuesday’s ugly loss to the Miami Heat that he might need a bottle of vodka nearby if he watched the game film.

Scott admitted Wednesday that he sometimes loses sleep trying to figure out how to draw out more wins from the team.

“Every time we lose, I get very little sleep. I’m a competitive guy. I want to win,” Scott said. “Last night, we had our chances. As bad as we played, as bad as we shot the ball, we had a shot at the end of the game, and that’s all you can ask for.”

The Lakers shot 29 of 92 (31.5 percent) and made just 4 of 23 from 3-point range. Still the Lakers had a chance to tie the game but Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Bryant was only 3 of 19 from the field and managed just 12 points.

“As a coach you go to bed thinking about what you can do better to get a win like that. I’ll wake up at 4 in the morning sometimes,” Scott said. “I’m always thinking about giving us better opportunities to win.”