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Preview: Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
Preview: Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

The Lakers (24-48) host the Phoenix Suns (44-29) on Sunday night at Staples Center. Phoenix has had little trouble scoring against the Lakers this season, averaging 117.3 points in three games, all victories for the Suns. The Suns are in a tight race at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff standings, fighting as one of three teams vying for two postseason slots. Phoenix is in seventh place, the Memphis Grizzlies (43-29) are in eighth and the Dallas Mavericks (44-30) are ninth. Whereas a win could be viewed as a negative for the Lakers, taking draft lottery positioning into place, the Suns need every victory they can get. Key matchup Point guard Goran Dragic has had a...

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