Lakers vs. Suns – NBA Game Recap – November 22, 2022

PHOENIX — — Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker every scored 25 factors to guide the Phoenix Suns to a 115-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening.

The Suns, enjoying with out level guard Chris Paul for the seventh straight sport, have overwhelmed the Lakers 5 straight occasions in common season play — eight counting the final three video games of their 2020-21 playoff sequence. Anthony Davis had 37 factors, 21 rebounds and 5 blocked pictures for the Lakers, enjoying with out LeBron James (left adductor pressure) for the fifth straight sport. They had received their earlier three video games with out him.

Things acquired chippy within the fourth quarter. With 3:55 left within the sport, the Lakers’ Patrick Beverley was ejected for shoving Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton following a foul known as on Booker in opposition to Austin Reaves that was assessed a flagrant-1 after assessment. Booker later fouled out.

“It’s simply occurring too many occasions,” Suns coach Monty Williams stated of the incident. “I believe the league wants to check out these sorts of performs, it is simply pointless.”

After cooler heads prevailed, Williams stated his workforce stayed composed.

“It was like, ‘Guys, let’s simply win the sport.’ Our guys acquired it again collectively,” he stated. “We acquired a number of stops and that allowed us to get out in transition a little bit bit.”

Booker stated, “I’d have much more respect if he simply pushed him within the chest when the man was going through him.”

Lakers coach Darvin Ham defended Beverley’s motion.

“From what I noticed Ayton was standing there able to stroll over (Reaves),” Ham stated. “I’m not mad at (Beverley). He is there defending his teammate and I’m certain he should undergo some kind of consequence for that however that’s who now we have to be. Teams need to know they simply cannot push us round.”

Davis was 15 of 16 from the free-throw line, the place Los Angeles held an enormous benefit (29-3) in factors. But Phoenix hit 16 3-level makes an attempt, 5 by Bridges. The Lakers had been simply 4 of twenty-two from behind the arc.

Davis was down after a collision with Booker within the second quarter, however ultimately acquired up throughout a timeout and shot free throws.

“I assume I hit my humorous bone and simply misplaced feeling in my arm,” Davis stated. “It remains to be a little bit numb proper now.”

Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 factors and Russell Westbrook got here off the bench to attain 21 for the Lakers (5=11). Reaves scored 11 and Beverley had 10 rebounds — however no factors in 29 minutes.

Ayton had 14 factors and 15 rebounds for Phoenix (11-6), which received consecutive video games for the primary time since a 5-sport successful streak ended Nov. 4. Reserve Duane Washington Jr. scored 15 for the Suns.

DAVIS STEPS UP

Davis has scored 30 factors or extra within the final 4 video games, together with a 38-level, 16-rebound evening in opposition to Detroit on Friday. Davis entered Tuesday second to Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert in rebounding.

Williams coached Davis when each had been in New Orleans.

“The final three video games inform the story,” the Suns coach stated earlier than the sport. “This is the participant that he is all the time been. I understand how proficient he’s.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Lakers: Ham is not certain when James will play once more however did not rule out a return this weekend.

Suns: Besides Paul, G Landry Shamet (concussion protocol) missed his sixth. Shamet practiced Tuesday however Williams stated solely that he is making progress. Cam Johnson has been out (proper meniscus tear) since Nov. 4; the Suns are 5-4 with out Johnson.

NEXT

Lakers: At San Antonio Friday.

Suns: Host Detroit Friday.

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