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"I've always been an underdog. Me making it from high school to college and college to the pros, playing with the great players I did and winning championships, I kind of relish this role. I relished the role when we were always favored, too. That made us focused every single night because we knew we couldn't take a night off. This role, going in and trying to be a spoiler. It's something we'll enjoy for a little while and then we'll be back to people chasing us again."
— Lakers coach Byron Scott