Green leads Suns past struggling Lakers, 121-114

  • Article by: JOSE M. ROMERO
  • Associated Press
  • January 15, 2014 - 11:00 PM

PHOENIX — Gerald Green had a strong second half to finish with a season high 28 points and lead the Phoenix Suns in a 121-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Channing Frye had 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Markieff Morris scored 17 of his 24 in the first half to help the Suns snap a three-game skid. Goran Dragic added 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Pau Gasol scored 24 points to lead the Lakers and Wesley Johnson had 22 against his former team.

Green scored 16 of his points in the third quarter.

After the Lakers tied the score at 91 with Johnson's 3-pointer at the 9:53 mark of the fourth quarter, back-to-back layups from Suns reserve Ish Smith made it 102-93, and the Suns were never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

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