Halftime: Lakers 53, Suns 46

PHOENIX — After struggling to stop Amare Stoudemire, after slumping offensively against the Phoenix Suns’ zone defense, after getting into foul trouble, the Lakers finished the first half tonight with a 10-0 run that carried them to a modest lead. Andrew Bynum led the Lakers with 11 points and Ron Artest had 10. Lakers coach Phil Jackson played everyone on the active roster but DJ Mbenga. Stoudemire led the Suns with 19 points and nine rebounds. The Lakers held the Suns to 17-for-44 shooting (38.6 percent).

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