Watch out, here come the Los Angeles Lakers, as the hosts defeated the Phoenix Suns 112-93 on Tuesday evening at the Staples Center in downtown LA.
Leading the way for the Lakers was Brandon Ingram, as the 20-year-old small forward from Kinston, North Carolina finished with a game-high 26 points while pulling down four rebounds and passing out five assists for the contest. Los Angeles have now won seven straight games at the Staples Center, an impressive statistic given that the hosts have only won 13 home games all season.
This was also the 11th straight game the Lakers have been without Lonzo Ball, as the second overall pick in last year's NBA Draft is still dealing with a knee injury. In the 11 games that Ball has missed the Lakers are now 7-4.
Phoenix have struggled heavily recently, as the Suns have only won two contests in their past 13 games. The visitors were without Devin Booker, with the Suns star out with a hip injury.
Josh Jackson has started to show the promise of his draft spot, as the 20-year-old from Detroit, Michigan finished with 16 points while pulling down 10 rebounds for a double-double. Jackson has scored double figures in six of his past seven contests, with four straight games of over 20 points coming to an end on Tuesday.
After their brief one-game road trip, the Suns head back to Arizona to host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday with the Denver Nuggets arriving in town over the weekend.
Meanwhile, LA will host the Oklahoma City Thunder, 4999/1 to win the NBA Championship outright, on Thursday, with the visitors riding high after a big victory over the Golden State Warriors (10/19) on Tuesday evening.
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