Lakers overpower Phoenix
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and Vladimir Radmanovic made all five of his 3-pointers to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Suns, 105-92, last night in Phoenix.
Bryant shot only 8 of 23, but the Lakers overwhelmed Phoenix with their depth. Six players reached double figures as Los Angeles improved its record to a league-best 9-1.
Radmanovic scored 15, Lamar Odom 13, Jordan Farmar 11, and Andrew Bynum and Trevor Ariza 10 apiece for Los Angeles. Amare Stoudemire scored 21 for Phoenix on 9-for-21 shooting.
Shaquille O'Neal added 15 points and nine rebounds against the Lakers, a team he helped win three NBA titles.
The Suns' Steve Nash was scoreless in the first half and finished with 8 points and 10 assists, leaving the court with back spasms with 4:38 to play.
The Lakers made 10 of 21 3-pointers to win in Phoenix for the third straight time.