Through 3 Quarters
The Phoenix Suns need a win to get to even, but right now it could go either way. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Los Angeles Lakers as the Suns lead 94-67. Phoenix has been riding high on the performance of point guard Chris Paul, who has posted a double-double on 19 points and 12 dimes.
Phoenix and Los Angeles both experienced trouble in their last games, but one is bound to make up for it today. Phoenix is out front, but they can't get complacent.
Phoenix @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Phoenix 0-1; Los Angeles 0-1
What to Know
The Los Angeles Lakers haven't won a game against the Phoenix Suns since May 27th, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Friday. Los Angeles will take on Phoenix at 10 p.m. ET at Staples Center after having had a few days off. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.
The Lakers came up short against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, falling 121-114. Russell Westbrook had a rough night: he picked up four fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 4-for-13, 8-point finish.
Meanwhile, the matchup between Phoenix and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Phoenix falling 110-98 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. Chris Paul put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 15 points and ten assists.
These two teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses this week. The teams are out to make things right after dropping matches they were expected to win, so stay tuned to see which squad bounces back.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Staples Center -- Los Angeles, California
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $69.00
The Suns are a slight 1-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Lakers as a 1-point favorite.
Los Angeles have won 15 out of their last 28 games against Phoenix.
- Jun 03, 2021 - Phoenix 113 vs. Los Angeles 100
- Jun 01, 2021 - Phoenix 115 vs. Los Angeles 85
- May 30, 2021 - Phoenix 100 vs. Los Angeles 92
- May 27, 2021 - Los Angeles 109 vs. Phoenix 95
- May 25, 2021 - Los Angeles 109 vs. Phoenix 102
- May 23, 2021 - Phoenix 99 vs. Los Angeles 90
- May 09, 2021 - Los Angeles 123 vs. Phoenix 110
- Mar 21, 2021 - Phoenix 111 vs. Los Angeles 94
- Mar 02, 2021 - Phoenix 114 vs. Los Angeles 104
- Feb 10, 2020 - Los Angeles 125 vs. Phoenix 100
- Jan 01, 2020 - Los Angeles 117 vs. Phoenix 107
- Nov 12, 2019 - Los Angeles 123 vs. Phoenix 115
- Mar 02, 2019 - Phoenix 118 vs. Los Angeles 109
- Jan 27, 2019 - Los Angeles 116 vs. Phoenix 102
- Dec 02, 2018 - Los Angeles 120 vs. Phoenix 96
- Oct 24, 2018 - Los Angeles 131 vs. Phoenix 113
- Feb 06, 2018 - Los Angeles 112 vs. Phoenix 93
- Nov 17, 2017 - Phoenix 122 vs. Los Angeles 113
- Nov 13, 2017 - Los Angeles 100 vs. Phoenix 93
- Oct 20, 2017 - Los Angeles 132 vs. Phoenix 130
- Mar 09, 2017 - Los Angeles 122 vs. Phoenix 110
- Feb 15, 2017 - Phoenix 137 vs. Los Angeles 101
- Dec 09, 2016 - Phoenix 119 vs. Los Angeles 115
- Nov 06, 2016 - Los Angeles 119 vs. Phoenix 108
- Mar 23, 2016 - Phoenix 119 vs. Los Angeles 107
- Mar 18, 2016 - Phoenix 95 vs. Los Angeles 90
- Jan 03, 2016 - Los Angeles 97 vs. Phoenix 77
- Nov 16, 2015 - Phoenix 120 vs. Los Angeles 101
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- Sekou Doumbouya: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
- Wayne Ellington: Out (Hamstring)
- Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
- Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Thumb)
- Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Phoenix
- Landry Shamet: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
- Dario Saric: Out (Knee)