Lakers focus on Timberwolves, not four-game winning streak
Even though the Lakers have won four consecutive games, Coach Phil Jackson said after his team's shootaround Tuesday that it hasn't been discussed.
All his team his doing was looking forward to was playing the Minnesota Timberwolves later that night at the Target Center.
"We've got a good focus from the players about what we're doing," Jackson said.
Jackson admitted that his team appears more sharp since the All-Star break.
The Lakers had lost three consecutive games entering the break, this after winning the first four on a seven-game trip, including an impressive win in Boston.
But then came the embarrassing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and things didn't look so good.
"We had a road trip that was 14 days long and you get road-weary after a while, so it's good for guys to get home and get rested and re-access," Jackson said. "We had a chance to make it a spectacular road trip and made a mediocre one out of it."
-- Broderick Turner in Minneapolis