Half: Suns 50, Lakers 49

PHOENIX — The Lakers went on a 16-0 run during the first quarter, but couldn’t maintain their lead or their momentum in the second and fell victim to the Suns’ 6-for-13 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half. The Suns hit 22 3s, one shy of the NBA record, when the teams played last time at Staples Center back in November. Jared Dudley scored 19 points on 7-for-8 shooting to lead the Suns in the first half tonight. Kobe Bryant scored 10 and Shanon Brown added nine points in a reserve role for the Lakers.

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