The Los Angeles Lakers may have been the talk of the league in the offseason for good reasons, but those good times have not shown on the court throughout multiple games in the preseason and now in the regular season.
It was a forgetful night for the Los Angeles Lakers as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Only a late charge in the 4th quarter made the game’s final score look respectful on a night where they were down by double digits for much of the contest.
In the midst of getting blown out, courtside video shows LeBron James getting increasingly irritated with Cam Payne talking trash to them while blowing out the Lakers.
The defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns got their first regular-season win after beating the host Los Angeles Lakers 115-105 on Friday at the Staples Center.
Chris Paul had 23 points and 14 assists, and Devin Booker added 22 points.
LeBron James’ 25 points led the way for the Lakers while Russell Westbrook had a near triple-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists). Anthony Davis had 22 points, but shot 6-of-18 from the field.