LeBron James on Lakers' first home win | NBA Sound

LeBron James on Lakers' first home win | NBA Sound

Lance Stephenson came off the bench again and sparked the Lakers' fourth-quarter run by scoring eight of his 12 points, including burying back-to-back 3-pointers during the spurt.

Ball, who started for the second straight game in place of the suspended Rajon Rondo, posted 12 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

On Wednesday night, for the first time this season, the Lakers went to the line more times in a game than their opponent, shooting 23 free throws to the Suns' 21.

Ingram will miss one more game for his role in the Lakers' brawl with the Houston Rockets last weekend, while Rondo can return Saturday in San Antonio.

Notes The Lakers scored 20 fast-break points, well below their season average, but still a robust number. Luckily, however, the Suns' other star - Deandre Ayton - played great and finished with a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double.

Seated at the corner of the baseline, Bryant made a rare appearance at Staples Center, and the former Laker great watched his old rival James collect two milestones: his first triple-double and first home victory as a Laker.

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Lakers: Rookie Svi Mykhailiuk had four points. "So, I mean, we took care of business tonight".

It was the Lakers' second win in two days after struggling to a 0-3 start to the season.

But his best play during this game-changing sequence was a pass, not a shot, as Stephenson threaded the needle to a streaking LeBron James in transition to give L.A. a two-point lead with less than four minutes remaining.

Suns: Booker fell two points shy of becoming the first Suns player to score 25 points or more in the first four games of a season since Charlie Scott in 1972-73.

He provided stellar help defense on Denver's Nikola Jokic (24 points, 11 rebounds, six turnovers) while also guarding Jamal Murray (22 points, 10 rebounds) at times. I feel like that's definitely lowered my value as a basketball player.

"But if we are going to play a certain way, let's not reward people for flopping 30 feet from the hole on plays that have nothing to do with that possession. We felt like their big man couldn't match our intensity, so when I got in there, I was like, 'Man, I'm going to attack the big man'".

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