The Lakers have played well and it feels like they should either be leading or a lot closer at this point, but they’ve been very sloppy in their dtransition defense and allowed Phoenix to score a lot of easy buckets. Take the end of the first half. The crowd was going nuts after Kwame converted a 3-point play with about two minutes remaining that cut the lead to 50-49. But the Lakers seemd to flip the switch off after that and PHoenix beat them down the court three straight times to reel off six straight points as part of an 8-2 run to close the half.
Suns 58, Lakers 51