We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 121-114 loss at Phoenix:
Paint points for Phoenix. Of their 100 field-goal attempts, 44 came from within five feet or less, as the Suns continuously got out in transition (37 fastbreak points) or broke down the Lakers defense for easy buckets.
Minutes for Wesley Johnson, a team high. Johnson finished with 22 points on 7 of 14 field goals, his fifth straight game in double figures. During that stretch, he is averaging 16.0 points on 46.2 percent field goals and 36.0 percent on three-pointers.
Points for Gerald Green, a season high. He scored 16 of the Suns 34 points in the third quarter, as they turned a 58-54 halftime deficit into an 88-82 lead entering the fourth. In the previous two games, Green had shot just 7 of 33 from the floor overall and 1 of 14 from the three-point line, but against L.A., he made 12 of 18 field goals, including 2 of 5 from distance.
Minutes for Nick Young before being ejected in the second quarter. Young went up for a dunk on a breakaway, was fouled hard by Phoenix rookie Alex Len, and after an official review, the referees deemed Young had thrown a punch in the aftermath. For just the sixth time this season, the USC product did not reach double figures, as he finished with nine points.
Straight games the Lakers have allowed at least 110 points, and three straight in which they have conceded 120-plus. With the win, Phoenix has now won 16 straight at home and 23 of their last 24 when scoring at least 110.