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NBA: Phoenix 99, Los Angeles Lakers 76

March 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, March 19 (UPI) -- Luis Scola and Wesley Johnson each netted 14 points Monday and the Phoenix Suns posted a 99-76 win over the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers.

Scola fired in all of his points during a decisive fourth quarter while Johnson also helped out with nine rebounds as the Suns broke a four-game losing streak.

Goran Dragic contributed a double-double of 12 points and 10 assists and Jared Dudley added 13 points for Phoenix.

Steve Nash put in 19 for Los Angeles, which was again playing without superstar guard Kobe Bryant (ankle) while producing a season-low point total.

Dwight Howard supplied 16 points and 11 boards for the Lakers.

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