Goran Dragic scores 31 as Suns sneak by Lakers

Goran Dragic scored 31 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a close victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-108. The Suns were on fire in this game, finishing 44-85 (51.8%). Phoenix (12-9) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Dragic finished 9-18 (2-6 from three-point range) and 11-11 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Phoenix were Eric Bledsoe with 18 points and 9 assists, and Markieff Morris with 15 points and 7 rebounds. On 6-11 shooting from the field and 8-8 from the free throw line, Kobe Bryant put up 20 points for Los Angeles in the loss. Jordan Hill chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds and Jodie Meeks finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Los Angeles (10-11) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Toronto on Sunday.

Coming up, the Suns take on the Sacramento Kings, who are 6-13 on the season. The Lakers go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently sitting at 16-4 this year. The Suns lost their last two meetings with Sacramento.