Phoenix 99, Los Angeles 91

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Shawn Marion and Raja Bell each scored 16
points to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Los Angeles Lakers 99-91
in a preseason game Sunday night.

Marion, playing on his college's home court at UNLV's Thomas &
Mack Arena, was 6-for-10 from the field.

Kobe Bryant was at the game but did not play for the Lakers.
Bryant, who is recovering from July 15 knee surgery, practiced with
the team Friday and Saturday.

Amare Stoudemire had 15 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes
for the Suns. Steve Nash, who played 25 minutes, had 14 points on
6-of-8 shooting from the field.

Smush Parker led the Lakers with 18 points, going 5-of-6 from
3-point range. Shammond Williams and Luke Walton each added 12
points for Los Angeles. Lamar Odom, who played 24 minutes, scored
nine. Ronny Turiaf had seven points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

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
Philadelphia 76ers.

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.