The Lakers keep losing, five in a row and no end in sight. Here are five takeaways from their 115-100 loss Monday at Phoenix.
2) Young broke out of a horrible January slump with 24 points on seven-for-12 accuracy. He was shooting 29% this month before Monday. He also had three assists, and the joke among reporters was whether it was a season-high or career-high. (Yes, season-high but not a career-high.)
4) Jordan Clarkson had the Lakers’ play of the game, a put-back dunk in the second quarter that surprised everybody. But he made only two of seven shots and was beat by Isaiah Thomas on a few occasions.
5) The Suns won’t go far in the playoffs because of a total lack of a post presence. But they’re fun to watch when they’re hitting their shots and nobody has a deeper backcourt than Thomas, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic.