Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns 3/18/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMarch 19, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Phoenix Suns on Monday at US Airways Center.

Heading into the night, the Lakers were one game ahead of the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. They had won six of their last seven games, including 13 of their last 19 contests with the ailing Pau Gasol off the court.

But not only were the Lakers without Gasol on Monday, Kobe Bryant was also held out of the game due to an ankle injury (per Mike Trudell of

The Suns, on the other hand, were attempting to play spoiler. They were 22-45 heading into the matchup, having lost six of their last seven games.

Here's a look at how it all went down on Monday night in Phoenix.


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