Los Angeles vs Phoenix Wrap - Phoenix Wins 81-78
Jared Dudley scored 22 points leading the Suns to an 81-78 victory over Los Angeles at US Airways Center on Friday.
Phoenix won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 196.5.
Phoenix got 18 points from Marcin Gortat and another 14 points from Grant Hill. Steve Nash contributed 6 assists, while Channing Frye cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 17 points from Blake Griffin in a losing cause and another 16 points from Chris Paul. Chris Paul contributed 5 assists for the Clippers, while Caron Butler had 8 rebounds.
The Suns hit the break trailing 35-32 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Phoenix as they grabbed 52 boards, while Los Angeles only had 46.
Phoenix heads into a battle against the Kings. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.