Suns turn back Lakers behind Booker’s 33 points

LOS ANGELES — Devin Booker hit six 3-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night.

Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16 points as Phoenix bounced back impressively after giving up 142 points in a home loss to Houston one night earlier.

Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma scored 28 of his career-high 30 points in the second half for the Lakers, who have lost five of six. Los Angeles beat Phoenix 100-93 on Monday, but couldn’t match that defensive effort in the rematch.

Ulis, Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Suns rookie Josh Jackson all got technical fouls for an aggressive shoving match near the Phoenix bench with 3:17 to play.

Booker scored 36 points in the Suns’ home loss to the Lakers on Monday, and he kept up his history of torrid performances against LA. Perhaps motivated by a verbal altercation near the Lakers’ bench in Phoenix four days earlier, Booker hit all six of his 3-pointers in the first half at Staples Center.

Kuzma set a new career high for the second straight game with a dynamite second half, but the Lakers made no progress on their deficit.

Brook Lopez

Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/arizona/story/suns-turn-back-lakers-behind-bookers-33-points-111817

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