L.A. Lakers 90, Phoenix 102

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #36 David Jones, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 18023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 19 21 27 23 90
Phoenix 35 28 19 20 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 18-13 13-2 5-11 L1
Phoenix 13-19 6-8 7-11 W1

Recap

SUNS 102, LAKERS 90: Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points and Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 15 rebounds as Phoenix ended a four-game losing streak.

Grant Hill scored 15 points for Phoenix, while Steve Nash had 14 assists and Channing Frye scored 13. Markieff Morris came off the bench for 10 points and eight rebounds.

Kobe Bryant had 32 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Lakers. But the 14-time All-Star also committed 10 turnovers, one shy of his career-high of 11 against Detroit on Jan. 31, 2008.

Just Friday in Los Angeles, the Lakers scored a season high in a 111-99 victory over Phoenix.

But the Suns took a lopsided 63-40 halftime lead by going 18 of 19 at the line.

The Lakers used a 15-4 run to end the third quarter, pulling to 82-67. They never got the lead under double digits.

Pau Gasol had 17 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Lakers were 6-2 in their last eight games at US Airways Center. Phoenix last defeated the Lakers in Phoenix on Dec. 28, 2009. ... The Lakers were 3 of 18 on 3-pointers. ... Phoenix scored a season-high 35 points in the first quarter, surpassing the 34 it scored at Milwaukee on Feb. 7. ... The Lakers, 13-2 at home, fell to 5-11 on the road.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Phoenix
Kobe Bryant 32 Scoring Jared Dudley 25
Pau Gasol 6 Assists Steve Nash 14
Pau Gasol 12 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 15
Kobe Bryant 9 Free Throws Made Jared Dudley 5
Kobe Bryant 2 Steals Channing Frye 3
Andrew Bynum 4 Blocks Jared Dudley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 90 44.9 3-18 17-25 21 45 5 7 18
Phoenix 102 42.5 7-20 27-32 25 41 6 10 11

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Washington. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .450 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Portland. The Lakers have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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