Lakers at Suns: Lakers Could Be in Trouble Against The Suns

The Phoenix Suns are set to host the Los Angeles Lakers in a Pacific Division showdown.

The Suns come in off disappointing 94-89 loss at Sacrament and have won just three times in their last 12 games. As for the Lakers, they were able to bounce back from a bad loss against Memphis with a 108-83 win over the Pistons last night.

This is the third meeting between these two teams, and so far each team has won on the road.

Checking out the NBA spreads for this game, oddsmakers have the Lakers favored by four points over Suns.

The Lakers got a big performance from Pau Gasol last night, as he led the way with 21 points and seven rebounds. Kobe Bryant had an all-around good game with 17 points, eight assists and seven boards.

Also, Lamar Odom came off the bench to score 16 points and grab nine rebounds, as the Lakers made it look easy.

As good as the Lakers looked last night, they have to continue to play at this level on a consistent basis. Los Angeles is still just 3-4 in their last seven games and it seems like every time they get something going they fall find a way to struggle.

It will be interesting to see how the Lakers respond playing a team like Phoenix in the second game of a back-to-back. The Lakers haven't had much success stopping the Suns in the two games this season.

The Lakers allowed the Suns to make 22 three-point shots in the last game between these two teams, and if they let Phoenix get going from downtown tonight, the Lakers are going to be in trouble.

The good news for the Lakers is it appears they have caught the Suns at the right time. While the Suns have been better on the defensive side of the ball since the trade that brought in Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat, they can't seem to find a way to win games.

In the Suns last game against the Kings, Steve Nash went 8-8 from the field to lead the way with...

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