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WITHOUT BRYANT, LAKERS LOSE TO THE PHOENIX SUNS
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 01:35 PM EDT

The L.A Lakers played their 1st game without Kobe Bryant in 2 seasons, and it was not good. Basketball odds

Shannon Brown scored 20 of his 24 points in the 3rd quarter leading the Phoenix Suns to a 125-105 victory, their 4th in 5 games.

A hurt left shin finished Bryant’s string of 138 consecutive regular-season games played. The NBA’s leading scorer watched the Suns reserves dominate the 2nd quarter, then Brown go off against his previous team in the 3rd. Basketball betting lines

Michael Redd scored 17 of his 20 points in the 2nd quarter for the Phoenix Suns in their highest-scoring game of the season.

Pau Gasol had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum added 23 points and 18 boards for the Los Angeles Lakers, who surrendered the most points they have allowed this season.

Bryant was kicked in the shin against New Orleans Hornets a week gone and had attempted to play through the discomfort. He was limping clearly late in the Lakers’ home loss to Houston. He had played in all 82 regular-season games last season and all 56 this year. Trainer Gary Vitti announced the only real form the injury will subside is with relaxation and there is not any register for his return.

“When Kobe wasn’t going to play it was going to be natural that Andrew and I took a couple more shots than usual,” Gasol expounded. “Most of them were good shots. It is not like I’m going to take twenty-five shots and Andrew is going to twenty-seven shots a game. It should have been a little more accordant all though our roster.”

“We don’t come in with any destined arrangement,” Redd said. “We just go in there and play.”

Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry went with his reserves the entire 2nd quarter and they outplayed the Lakers 38-25, Phoenix’s highest scoring period of the season.

“I put them in when we were down 8,” Gentry announced, “and I presumed all of them to a man did an excellent job.”

The Suns starters stretched the lead in the 3rd. Brown, who signed with Phoenix as a free agent after leaving the Los Angeles Lakers subsequent last season, sank successive 3s to finish off a 12-4 run to end the 3rd quarter and put the Phoenix Suns ahead 99-83 entering the 4th.

Gasol led a late L.A. comeback but the Lakers never got closer than 10.

“I left about 50 out there,” Bynum said, “3 or 4 layups, 3 or 4 small shots in the middle of the lane. I can make them in a different game. We let them do a similar thing to us the entire game-pick and roll away from the week side and if the corner guy came in to help, they shot a 3.”

Brown, who left the Lakers after last season and signed as an independent agent with Phoenix, has taken over the starting role from wounded Grant Hill. In his extreme 3rd quarter, Brown made 8 of 12 shots in the 3rd quarter, 4 of 6 of them 3s.

“I think overall he feels a lot more comfortable at this time and glaringly he is getting more prolonged minutes with Grant out,” Gentry claimed, “but I suspect that it took a dash of time for him to really relish the freedom that we give him.”


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