Kobe Bryant scored 31 points to help the Lakers defeat the Phoenix Suns 114-102 and improve their record to 4-5.
Steve Nash wanted to go to the Los Angeles Lakers. He just needed an assist. The Phoenix Suns would have to reach a sign-and-trade deal to facilitate the move and, according to Nash, they were reluctant.
Shannon Brown scored a season-high 21 points, including four free throws in the final 1:33, and the short-handed Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 91-87 on Thursday night to end a four-game road losing streak.
If the Lakers were going to get better on the road, Phoenix looked like the ideal destination. But the Suns had other ideas, dropping the Lakers 102-90 on Sunday night, snapping a three-game home losing streak to the Lakers.
Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry believes he needs someone other than Grant Hill to defend Kobe Bryant in order for his team to contain the league’s scoring leader.
Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 36 points in the third quarter, Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Phoenix Suns their fourth straight loss, 111-99 on Friday night.
Eric Gordon made a 20-footer from the top of the key with 4.2 seconds to play in his New Orleans debut to give the Hornets an 85-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns in their season opener Monday night.