The Los Angeles Lakers seek their fourth consecutive victory on Sunday night when they take on the Phoenix Suns in a Pacific Division battle at US Airways Center. Here are the relevant details for Sunday night's contest, which is the second game of a home-and-home series:
Records: Lakers (18-12); Suns (12-19)
Location: US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 5:00 p.m. PST
TV: KCAL, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call.
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 103 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA); Suns, 101.7 (21th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 100.4 (8th); Suns, 105.5 (22nd)
Home vs. Road: The Lakers are 5-10 on the road this season; the Suns are 5-8 at home this season.
Streaks: The Lakers have won three straight and are 7-3 in their last 10 games; the Suns have lost four straight and are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Series History: The Lakers have beaten the Suns in their last four meetings and are 8-2 in their last 10 regular season home games against Phoenix.
Season High: Kobe Bryant scored 48 points, an NBA season high in points, in the Lakers' 99-83 win over Phoenix on January 10 at Staples Center.
Double-Double Man: Pau Gasol, who scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds in the January 10 win over the Suns, has eight consecutive double-doubles, averaging 16.6 points and 10.6 rebounds this season.
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