The Suns got a 35-point performance from Jason Richardson as Phoenix handed Los Angeles a 121-116 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Phoenix was an underdog by 8.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 215.5.
Phoenix got 21 points from Steve Nash and another 20 points from Channing Frye. Steve Nash contributed 13 assists, while Jason Richardson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 28 points from Pau Gasol in a losing cause and another 25 points from Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant contributed 14 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol had 17 rebounds.
Phoenix led at halftime, 56-53.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 49-32.
Phoenix heads into a battle against the Nuggets. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Milwaukee.