• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA

Phoenix at Los Angeles

Walton banks 3-pointer to lift Lakers over Suns

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Luke Walton scored 19 points and made a key 3-pointer to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 94-91 exhibition victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, the defending NBA scoring champ, did not play. Bryant has yet to play in the exhibition season after undergoing knee surgery in July. The Lakers have one exhibition game remaining before opening the season at home against the Suns on Oct. 31.

Walton keyed a 9-2 run late in the fourth quarter that gave Los Angeles (4-3) a 93-89 lead. His 3-pointer with 41 seconds left capped the run.

After Leandro Barbosa scored for Phoenix (4-3) on a reverse layup with 31 seconds remaining to cut the lead to 93-91, Walton rebounded a miss by Sasha Vujacic. The Suns were forced to foul and Walton hit one of two free throws for the final score.

With a chance to tie the game, Jumaine Jones missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with three seconds left.

Lamar Odom had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers. Center Andrew Bynum added 16 points and nine boards.

Barbosa led Phoenix with 19 points and reserve Marcus Banks added 15. Two-time MVP Steve Nash finished with 10 points and 11 assists in 26 minutes.

Los Angeles had seven players unavailable due to injury, including centers Chris Mihm (ankle surgery) and Kwame Brown (bruised rotator cuff and bursitis).

The Lakers were also without coach Phil Jackson, who underwent replacement hip surgery on Oct. 3. Jackson is expected to be coaching by the season opener.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Steve Nash shows why he's a two-time MVP by blocking a Jordan Farmar shot in the first half.  (AP)
Steve Nash shows why he's a two-time MVP by blocking a Jordan Farmar shot in the first half. (AP)
Phoenix (2-3) 2523251891
L.A. Lakers (4-3) «2223272294
PHO: Pts
PHO: Reb
PHO: Ast
LAL: Pts
LAL: Reb
LAL: Ast

Related Video

Other Games
Cle 90 Final
Tor 91
Den 124 Final
Det 105
NO 93 Final
Sac 117
SA 72 Final
Hou 93