L.A. Lakers 105, Phoenix 125

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #10 Ron Garretson, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18237

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 32 25 26 22 105
Phoenix 24 38 37 26 125

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 35-22 23-6 12-16 L2
Phoenix 29-27 17-11 12-16 W1

Recap


SUNS 125, LAKERS 105: Shannon Brown scored 24 points against his former team to lead seven players in double figures as host Phoenix beat the Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers.

Michael Redd scored 23 points off the bench and Marcin Gortat had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, who hit 14 3-pointers and committed just three turnovers in beating their Pacific Division-leading foes.

Bryant did not suit up because of inflammation in his left shin, ending his consecutive games played streak at 138. He is set to be re-evaluated on Monday.

Pau Gasol attempted to pick up the slack with 30 points and 13 rebounds while Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 18 rebounds for Los Angeles.

The Suns outscored the Lakers 38-25 in the second quarter to grab a 62-57 halftime lead and continued to build it from there.

Gortat started a 12-4 run late in the third period. Brown had a pair of jumpers around baskets from Channing Frye and Steve Nash before Josh Childress closed the spurt with a short bucket for the 93-79 lead.

The Lakers got as close as 109-99 with 4:05 to play on Metta World Peace’s 3-pointer, but Frye answered with a 3-pointer of his own to end any hopes of a late comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bryant had played in all 56 of the Lakers’ games this season and all 82 last season. He leads the league in scoring at 28.1 points per game. Devin Ebanks started in place of Bryant and had 12 points in 32 minutes. … Nash finished with 11 assists for the Suns.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Phoenix
Pau Gasol 30 Scoring Shannon Brown 24
Ramon Sessions 9 Assists Steve Nash 11
Andrew Bynum 18 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 9
Andrew Bynum 3 Free Throws Made Markieff Morris 4
Andrew Bynum 1 Steals Michael Redd 2
Josh McRoberts 1 Blocks Marcin Gortat 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 105 48.5 1-9 10-18 22 54 2 2 13
Phoenix 125 50.0 14-29 17-21 26 36 11 6 3

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Suns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .536 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Lakers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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