The Suns beat the Lakers with 20+ points
The regular season of the new NBA season continued, and the Los Angeles Lakers (13 wins and 17 losses) ended their winning streak. Paul scored 28 points and 8 assists, Ayton scored 21 points and 11 rebounds, Bridges scored 20 points, they led the team to establish a big score advantage early, the Phoenix Suns (19 wins and 12 losses) at home with 130- 104 wins over the Lakers without James. The Suns won 3 consecutive victories, and the Lakers ended their 2-game winning streak.
Paul of the Suns had 28 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, Ayton had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Bridges had 20 points, Craig had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, and Lee had 21 points and 11 rebounds. With 15 points and 6 rebounds, Shamet scored 13 points. Schroder of the Lakers had 30 points and 4 rebounds, Nunn had 17 points, Bryant had 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Walker had 16 points and 4 rebounds.
LeBron of the Lakers rested in the second game of back-to-back, Booker of the Suns was absent, and Ayton returned. After the start of the game, the two teams played very stalemate, and the lead changed hands several times. Bridges and Paul scored 6 points together. They led the team to an 8-0 spurt, with 6 minutes and 40 seconds left in the first quarter. The Suns lead 20-13. Bryant made two free throws and Paul stepped up his personal offense. He scored 6 points and led the team to another 8-0 spurt. The Suns continued to expand their advantage. Schroeder broke through to temporarily stop the bleeding, and the two teams each scored several offenses. Paul and Shamet each scored three points. The Suns led by 14 points 38-24 at the end of the first quarter. Paul scored 14 points in a single quarter.
After the start of the second quarter, the Suns scored another 5 points to expand their advantage. Nunn responded with a three-pointer, and Lee hit a three-pointer to lead the team to another five points. They led by 21 points. Schroder and Walker teamed up with 6 points to stop the bleeding, Paul and Ayton quickly returned 6 points, and the Suns led 56-35 by 21 points at 4 minutes and 15 seconds before halftime. After the game, the two sides scored alternately. Craig made a three-pointer from the bottom corner. After halftime, the Suns led by 24 points 68-44.
Paul of the Suns had 16 points and 6 assists in the first half, Ayton had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Craig had 10 points and 6 rebounds; Schroeder of the Lakers had 16 points.
After the start of the third quarter, the two sides saw each other for several rounds. Walker scored two three-pointers in a row, and the Lakers chased to 57-75. Bridges hit back with 4 points, Brown and Bryant combined for 8 points, and the Lakers trailed 65-80 with 5 minutes and 35 seconds left in this section. Craig responded with a three-pointer, Ayton hit a hook, and the Suns led by 20 points. Schroder scored 5 points in a row and led the team to play a 7-0 counterattack wave. Vorn Ritter and Shamet each scored three points. The Suns scored 8 points in a row to end the third quarter. They led 99-77 by 22 points.
Shortly after the start of the last quarter, Nunn scored 5 points in a row, and the Lakers trailed 86-105. Lee hit back with a three-pointer, Nunn made another three-pointer and led the team to a 7-2 counterattack. The Lakers were only 18 points behind. Paul hit back with 6 points and opened again, Nunn made two free throws, Paul and Craig scored three points each, and the Suns led 123-96 with 4 minutes and 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The big score gap made the game no suspense. Both sides sent substitutes as much as possible, and the Suns won.
Lakers starting lineup: Schroeder, Beverly, Walker, Brown, Bryant
Suns starting lineup: Paul, Lee, Bridges, Craig, Ayton