Suns 121, Lakers 116

The Phoenix Suns torched the Lakers tonight, making a franchise-record 22 shots from beyond the 3-point arc. They also came up one shy of the NBA record set by the Orlando Magic in January 2009. In the process, the Suns exposed a weakness in the Lakers’ game: perimeter defense. Jason Richardson scored 35 points on 13-for-20 shooting, including 7 of 10 from behind the 3-point line. Channing Frye scored 20 points on 4-for-9 shooting on 3s. Steve Nash had 21 points and 13 assists. Kobe Bryant scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added 14 assists for the Lakers. Pau Gasol added 28 points and 17 rebounds, but it was all but lost in the flurry of Suns’ 3-pointers.

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