Lakers looking to eclipse the Sun

Preview: L.A. Lakers At Phoenix Suns
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 7, 2012
Where: US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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THE STORY: After letting a winnable game slip away their last time out, the weary Los Angeles Lakers face the challenge of mustering enough energy as they prepare to play their sixth game in eight days. Both teams will be playing on the second night of back-to-backs when the Lakers travel to face the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. The Pacific Division foes have split the first two of three meetings this season.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, KCAL-TV

ABOUT THE LAKERS (35-21): Andrew Bynum wasn’t around to see the conclusion of the Lakers’ 112-107 loss to Houston on Friday, as the All-Star center was ejected early in the fourth quarter for a second technical. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak. Bynum has been a dominating force of late and was coming off one of his better scoring performances of the campaign when he had 36 points against the Clippers while nursing a sprained ankle.

ABOUT THE SUNS (28-27): The Suns had surged in recent weeks, winning 11 of 17 games after a slow start before a late collapse on Friday. Phoenix surrendered the game’s final nine points in a 105-99 loss to Denver. “It was a bad loss for us,” point guard Steve Nash said. “We had a bad close to the game and didn’t make plays down the stretch.” Nash had 14 points and 11 assists and is averaging 11.2 assists per game, percentage points shy of his career high.


1. The Lakers are in search of their fourth consecutive road victory overall.

2. Michael Redd’s career resurgence is gaining steam. The Suns’ shooting guard is averaging 16.3 points his past three outings.

PREDICTION: Lakers 98, Suns 92.