Gerald Green scored 22 points, hitting 6 off 11 from long range.
contributed 19 points, missing only one of six three-point shots.
The Lakers struggled from the field, shooting 37%.
Starting at point guard,
The Lakers (13-15) return home to play the
The no-point guard lineups haven't exactly fared well for the team.
Phoenix (17-10) is off until Friday, when they visit the
Phoenix broke open the game in the third quarter, with center
The Lakers were led by
Phoenix shot 44.3% while dominating the Lakers on the glass, 48-28.
The Lakers found their way to the line, taking 28 free throws through three quarters to Phoenix's 23 -- a dramatic turnaround from the first half.
The Phoenix Suns were extremely hot in the second quarter from behind the three-point arc, converting 44.4% (8 of 18) of their long-range attempts in the first half.
Gerald Green converted four three-pointers and scored 14 points to lead the Suns. Phoenix shot 44.2% from the field while dominating the boards, 31-18.
The Suns took 22 free throws compared to 14 for the Lakers.
The Phoenix Suns took an early 13-point lead in the first quarter, dominating on the glass (18-8) while holding the Lakers to 42.9% shooting.
Phoenix only shot 35% from the field but made 13 of 17 free throws while the Lakers took nine and made six.
Suns point guard
led all scorers with eight points. Lakers forward
Three technical fouls were called in the quarter: on Young and the Suns'
Despite the Suns' advantage early in the quarter, the Lakers' rallied to get to within four.
The Lakers (13-14) will play the Suns (16-10) in Phoenix on Monday night.
Phoenix, one of the surprise teams this season, took out the Lakers on Dec. 10 at
Can the Lakers get back on track, despite injuries to
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