The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 115-99 on Sunday night behind a season-high 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists from Chris Kaman.
The Lakers (25-48) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win while the Suns (44-30) saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.
The loss was especially painful for the Suns considering the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies both lost on Sunday night, meaning Phoenix still sits a game-and-a-half behind Mark Jackson's club in the race for the Western Conference's No. 6 seed.
On a night when the Lakers shot 53 percent from the field, six members of the Purple and Gold finished in double figures, including Jodie Meeks, Kendall Marshall and Ryan Kelly.
Meeks poured in 22 points on a tidy 6-of-9 shooting (9-of-10 from the free-throw line) while Kelly provided a tremendous effort off the bench, scoring 17 points to go with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
Nick Young chipped in 11 points off the bench while Marshall posted a double-double consisting of 13 points and 11 assists.
Meanwhile, Phoenix's offense was flat all night long. As a team, the Suns shot 39 percent from the field and 27 percent (8-of-36) from three.
Eric Bledsoe was dreadful in 29 minutes, compiling a meager 10 points on 1-of-9 shooting.
Gerald Green led the way with 22 points while Goran Dragic contributed 17 points, five rebounds and four dimes.
Next up for the Suns is a showdown with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. The Lakers will be back in action again on Tuesday night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.