The Lakers fell apart in the fourth quarter on Monday night in Phoenix, losing to the Suns, 120-101.
Veteran all-star Kobe Bryant sat out after playing big minutes in the Lakers' win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Without him, the team stayed competitive for three periods, but turnovers proved fatal as the Suns put together a 40-point final quarter.
Brandon Knight notched a triple-double with 30 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, along with four steals to lead Phoenix to the win.
The Lakers held the Suns to just 32% shooting in the first period, yet trailed, 26-22, after giving up eight offensive rebounds. Metta World Peace scored 10 of his 12 points in the first...