The Lakers were coached by Kurt Rambis. Head coach Phil Jackson
will return for the regular season after having hip replacement
The Suns led through most of the game, except for two minutes
early in the second quarter. After leading 52-47 at halftime,
Phoenix built its largest lead at 73-59 with 4:28 left in the third
Phoenix was 22-of-26 (85 percent) from the foul line, while the
Lakers were 8-of-14 (57 percent).
The Suns were playing their first preseason game in the United
States after playing one game in Italy and two in Germany. Two of
those games were against foreign teams, the other was a loss to the
The Lakers lost for the first time in the preseason after
beating Utah and Seattle last week. This was their first of two
games in Las Vegas. They also play Sacramento on Tuesday.