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Lakers trail Phoenix at halftime, 63-40

February 19, 2012 |  6:23 pm


The Lakers can't get away from their poor play on the road, trailing the Phoenix Suns at halftime by a surprisingly one-sided score, 63-40, Sunday at US Airways Center.

The Lakers are 13-2 at home but a substandard 5-10 on the road.

The Lakers were outrebounded by the smaller Suns in the first half, 27-22, and missed all six of their three-point attempts.

There was a discrepancy at the free-throw line, the Suns making 18 of 19 with the Lakers making six of nine.

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum each had 12 points for the Lakers. Four Suns players scored in double figures, led by Jared Dudley and Grant Hill with 13 points each.

The lopsided score was strange because the Lakers just beat the Suns without much hassle Friday at Staples Center, 111-99.


Lakers face tougher challenges on the road

Lakers show offensive improvement in 111-99 victory over Suns

Pau Gasol fights frustrations as he struggles in the win over Phoenix

--Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Lakers point guard Derek Fisher tries to cut off a drive by Suns forward Grant Hill in the first half Sunday evening in Phoenix. Credit:  Matt York / Associated Press