Thursday , Jan , 31 , 2013 Matt Formica

Suns dish Lakers their 8th straight road loss

The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 13-point fourth quarter lead Wednesday night and lost to the Phoenix Suns 92-86.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  It’s hard to be a believer in this Lakers team.

The Lakers appeared to be in full command of Wednesday night’s game against the Suns in Phoenix but then again, appearances can be deceiving.  Especially with this year’s Los Angeles Lakers.

When it was all said and done, the Lakers, who had 20 turnovers in the game, couldn’t stop Suns forward Michael Beasley, who finished with 27 points, six rebounds and five steals to lead Phoenix to the win.

The Suns’ record was 15-30 coming into tonight’s game against Kobe and company.  Phoenix is one of the only team’s in the Western Conference with a worse record than the Lakers. 

The Lakers have been playing well as of late, having won their last three at home; including victories over Memphis, Utah and even Oklahoma City.  Many Lakers fans were hopeful that the team was turning the corner; however, I’m not so sure that’s the case after the loss to Phoenix Wednesday night.

Wednesday night’s loss marks the 8th game in a row that the purple and gold have lost on the road.  That is the longest road-losing streak they’ve had since they lost nine in a row in 2005.

The last time the Lakers won an away game was December 22nd 2012.

On the Lakers loss, former Laker James Worthy commented, “These are the type of games that if they dont make the playoffs, theyll look back and be very very upset…it was a tough loss.”

It will be interesting to see how they bounce back against Minnesota (another horrible team) this Friday night.

Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds.

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