Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns needed 37 points to move up in the rankings tonight, and he delivered.
The Lakers jumped out to a 7-0 lead, with five points coming off mistakes. Due to turnovers in their previous triumph over Golden State
Phoenix saw the tide turn against them, and that pattern carried over into the second night of action.
Grayson Allen scored his first basket as a Sun after going 0-6, while also driving and kicking to other open players.
Eric Gordon hit an uncontested three-pointer for his eighth basket of the game, forcing a Lakers timeout with Phoenix leading 17-16.
With backup point guard Jordan Goodwin on the court, the former Wizard hit a floater to extend the Suns' lead to double digits.
The Lakers shot 35% from the field and had seven fewer rebounds than Phoenix, who led 30-18 at the half.
Los Angeles only made one of its nine three-point shots.