After quickly pulling ahead by 16 points in the first quarter, the Lakers took a 24-point advantage into halftime -- with the Suns scoring only 22 points and shooting just 19.6%. The onslaught continued in the third quarter, with the Lakers going ahead by 38 points.
The Suns trimmed the deficit to 14 points in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers managed to hold on to improve to 8-27 for the season.
The Lakers shot 45.2% from the field, 36.4% (eight of 22) from three-point range and 76.5% (13 of 17) from the line. Phoenix shot 36%, 22.2% (six of 27) and 77.8% (seven of nine), respectively.
The final plus-minus numbers were extreme. The Lakers outscored the Suns by 33 points when P.J. Tucker was on the floor.
Williams led the Lakers at plus-26, followed by Clarkson (plus-23) and Brown (plus-22). Meanwhile, the Lakers were outscored by 14 in the six minutes that rookie Marcelo Huertas was on the floor.
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