The Los Angeles Lakers lost on the field for the first time this NBA season with national basketball player Dennis Schröder.
Schröder missed all six shots, was pale without points on offense and was unable to stop the Suns' run in the second half. At the change of sides, the Lakers were still leading 55:53.
Patrick Beverly was kicked out after body checking DeAndre Ayton and was not allowed to finish the game. For the fifth time in a row, the Lakers had to do without superstar LeBron James, who had an adductor injury. For the Suns, Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges were top pitchers with 25 points each. It was the Suns' 11th win of the season in 17 games. The team is second in the Western Conference behind the Utah Jazz.