"Three more minutes [of rest] makes a big difference, especially the type of minutes I play," said Bryant.
Bryant finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, facing multiple double teams.
"Tonight was definitely a big step in the right direction," said Lin. "But when you talk about reaching my full potential, there's still more that I can do."
4. The Lakers had trouble with the Suns' trio of point guards (
5. The Suns have beaten the Lakers three times this season, hurting their own chances at getting the Lakers' first-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft (as part of the