The Los Angeles Lakers look for a second consecutive victory on Sunday when visiting the Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles is fourth in the Pacific Division at 29-37 and 23 ½ games behind the first place Suns. The Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 122-109 on Friday. LeBron James scored 50 points for the Lakers in the 13-point victory which helped to snap a two-game losing streak for Los Angeles. However, the Lakers have lost six of the last eight.
LeBron James is the leading scorer and rebounder for Los Angeles with averages of 29.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Russell Westbrook is the leader in assists with an average of 7.2 assists per game. Anthony Davis, who is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder is out injured. Los Angeles has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 111.1 points per game.
Phoenix looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Los Angeles on Sunday. The Suns are first in the Pacific Division at 53-14 and hold an eight-game lead over the second-place Golden State Warriors. Phoenix was defeated by the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Friday. The leading scorer for Phoenix was Cameron Payne with 24 points. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Suns.
Devin Booker is the leading scorer for Phoenix with an average of 25.5 points per game, while Deandre Ayton is the second leading scorer in the leading rebounder with averages of 16.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Chris Paul is the leader in assists with an average of 10.7 assists per game, but is out injured. Phoenix has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 113.6 points per game.