We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 92-86 loss at Phoenix:
Points for Michael Beasley off the bench, a season-high. He also recorded a season-high five steals, to go along with six rebounds. Eight of his 10 fourth-quarter points came in the final 5:09 when Phoenix turned a seven-point deficit into a six-point win.
The Lakers also attempted 27 3-pointers, nearly 35 percent of all their field-goal attempts on the night. L.A. converted just eight of them, finishing at a 29.6 clip from distance.
Turnovers for the Lakers – nine of them coming in the first quarter alone and six in the final frame – while Phoenix turned these miscues into 19 points.
Fourth-quarter points for Los Angeles, after shooting just 4 of 19 from the floor (1 for 9 on 3-pointers). The Suns outscored the Lakers 29-13 for a plus-16 margin, the largest differential in a fourth period this season for the home team.
Straight wins at home for Phoenix over the Lakers, their longest streak since winning six straight from Nov. 2004 to April 2007. It was also L.A.’s eighth straight road loss, as they finished winless on the road in the month of January.