Up next for Lakers: Sunday vs. Phoenix

Lakers tonight

VS. PHOENIX SUNS

When: 6:30.

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710; 1330.

Where: Staples Center.

Records: Lakers 8-1; Suns 4-4

Record vs. Suns: 1-0.

Update: The Lakers have five players averaging at least 10 points per game, and one is reserve guard Shannon Brown (10.1). Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers in scoring (25.2 points) and Pau Gasol is second (22.7). The Suns are third in the NBA in scoring, behind the Lakers and Houston Rockets, averaging 107.6 points per game. The Suns are not a very good defensive team, though, and they give up 107 points a game, third most in the NBA. Phoenix's opponents are shooting 47.6% from the field.

— Broderick Turner

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