Los Angeles lost its sixth in a row and has dropped 12 of its last 13 games.
The game was spiced by a confrontation between Alex Len of the Suns and Nick Young of the Lakers, both of whom were ejected.
Len earned a flagrant-two foul for hitting Young on the head as Young was driving to the basket. Young reacted by throwing punches at Len.
Phoenix made up a four-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Lakers 34-24 in the third period and went on to snap a three-game losing streak.
Green had 24 points in a win over Milwaukee on Jan. 4 and improved his season-best total to 28 in this game.
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